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Like in slog overs, CJI Lalit must work to clear backlog: CM Ekanth Shinde

By A Draft Correspondent

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants India to be a developed nation by 2047 and to execute that vision, "the judiciary and the executive have to work together as a team," said Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju.

Chief Justice of India Uday Lalit (centre) being felicitated at Taj Mahal Palace in Colaba
He was speaking at a function held on 10 September 2022 at the Crystal Room, Taj Mahal Palace in Colaba where the Bombay High Court Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and other judges felicitated the new Chief Justice of India, Uday Lalit.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Ekanth Shinde, who was the guest of honour, said even though CJI U. U. Lalit would have a short tenure of 74 days, there were high expectations from him. 

Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju said the judiciary and the executive must work together as a team
“In cricket, you can score a lot of runs off him. I'm sure he will work on the pending cases and give them a push. I was told by the HC CJ Dipankar Datta that one per cent of budget must be spent on judicial infrastructure. We are going to implement that too,” said Chief Minister Shinde.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde emphasised on the need for judicial reforms
The CM also reiterated that a decision on providing additional space for the new high court building would be taken soon.

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