ormer Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi who has served the court for 13 years has been nominated by President Ram Nath Kovind to Rajya Sabha or House of states. He retired from service in November after serving as CJI for 13 months. He led the bench in Historic Ram Mandir’s judgment, also presided over Rafael’s case and the controversial NRC judgment in Assam. He is also remembered for being on the bench on his own sexual harassment case.
In an interview in Assam, Gogoi said his reason behind the acceptance of nomination is to ensure greater cooperation between legislation and the judiciary. He was quoted saying be this will be an opportunity to put forward the views of the judiciary before the legislative and vice versa. He said he will further comment on the nomination after taking his oath for which he is going to Delhi on 18th March.