Chief Justice of India TS Thakur on Monday said he was “disappointed” that Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Independence Day speech did not mention about appointment of judges. Thakur made the statement while giving a speech at the flag hoisting ceremony in Supreme Court.
Thakur said ” “I heard Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad's speech and was hoping there would be something on appointment of judges. However, the PM's speech disappointed me. I request the government to pay attention to the issues plaguing the judiciary, especially the appointment of judges.” “The government are doing great work for its people, but they should also think about the judiciary system of this country,” Thakur added.
In April 2016, Thakur had made an emotional appeal at a convocation in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the rising burden of judges due to vacancies and pendency.