New Delhi: Three “organs of the government should act in harmony” at times of crisis, Chief Justice of India SA Bobde told NDTV today, responding to allegations in some quarters that the judiciary has been toeing the government line. “In times of crisis three organs of Govt should act in harmony for getting over the crisis… Patience is the need of the hour and the whole country is being called to exercise patience,” Justice Bobde told NDTV.
Speaking of the huge crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chief Justice of India said all three arms of the government have their own responsibilities.
“Epidemic or any disaster can be best handled by the executive. In all cases relating to COVID-19, we have asked executive what steps are being taken,” the Chief Justice said. It is for the executive to decide “how men, money, material should be used and prioritized”.