The Bharatiya Janata Party MLA from Mumbai has hit back at the bench headed by Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud saying that the top court should run the country instead of the elected representatives. MLA Atul Bhatkalkar’s statement came a day after CJI said that if the government fails to take action in respect to the Manipur’s viral video which shows women being paraded naked before they were sexually assaulted, the court will.
Bhatkalkar said, “If the work of the government is to be done by the Supreme Court, then the court should run the country. Why do we need elections and parliament? If the order of law and order is passed sitting in the chair, how will the country run smoothly.”