Prasad slams Congress over Loya verdict

Hours after the Supreme Court delivered its verdict in the Judge Loya death case, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad slammed the Congress, saying the case was activated to damage the BJP in general and party chief Amit Shah in particular.

"It is not a case activated by public interest but to promote Congress' interest and cause damage to the BJP in general and Amit Shah in particular. The BJP condemns the reckless allegations made against party president in court during court hearings," Prasad said.

"Judge Loya died on December 1, 2014. For three years, there were no complaints and no grievances. But after an article appeared in the 'Caravan', there were statements. This is a free country and everyone has a right to go to court. We remained silent saying let the law takes its course despite allegations levelled against party chief Amit Shah," he said.

Prasad also said that there was an attempt to defame judicial officers. "To settle a political score, the biggest tragedy is that the judiciary and judicial officers were scandalised. The PILs have now become politically vested litigations," the minister said.

While attacking Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Prasad asked whether Rahul is seeking to enhance his party's political standing through the corridors of the court as his party is repeatedly rejected by the people.

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