SC asks Gadkari to assist in pollution case: 'he has innovative ideas'

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SC asks Gadkari to assist in pollution case: 'he has innovative ideas'

Feb 19, 2020 20:16 IST

The Supreme Court on Wednesday expressed its keenness to interact with a Union Minister to deal with the issue of gradual conversion of all public transport and government vehicles into electric vehicles to curb air pollution. A bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde enquired from Additional Solicitor General ANS Nadkarni as to whether Nitin Gadkari can come over for an interaction to assist the court. According to NDTV, the chief justice said, "The minister has innovative ideas. We are requesting him to come to court and assist us because he is in a position to take decisions". Nadkarni, however, raised an objection, saying the appearance of the minister can be misused for political purposes. To which the chief justice clarified, "Don't think we are summoning him. It is a request. We want someone in authority to decide. Please find out if he can come". The matter has now been adjourned for four weeks.

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