Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar expresses regret for ‘inappropriate comments’ about judiciary | Chandigarh News


CHANDIGARH: Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday expressed regret for his previous day’s “inappropriate comments” about a high court judge, acknowledging that his remarks regarding the judiciary were inappropriate.
“It was not an intentional remark against any particular judge, still I withdraw my remarks. Judiciary, executive and legislature function together for the public interest. My intention was to highlight the delay caused by the job recruitment. If my remark has conveyed a wrong message about any judge, I regret that,” the CM said while talking to a television news channel.
A video went viral on Sunday on social media in which the Haryana chief minister was seen making an “objectionable” statement regarding the judge of Punjab and Haryana high court.
This led to sharp criticism from the opposition which termed Khattar’s remarks as “an attack on the judiciary and an attempt to influence the functioning of the high court”.
The CM made this statement on Sunday at village Kharak Kalan in Bhiwani district, where he was addressing a public meeting.
When somebody from the public asked the Haryana CM about the delay in appointment on the post of police constables, a spontaneous CM said, “There is a judge (making some highly objectionable remarks about the judge)….but we will resolve the issue”.
CM further stated that already more than 3,000 had joined and the government would ensure the remaining 2,000 also get appointment letters soon.
The video of the CM making remarks against the judge of the high court immediately went viral on social media platforms on Sunday afternoon.
On March 14, the Punjab and Haryana high court restrained the Haryana government from appointing police constables in the state police whose appointment was earlier stayed by the high court on July 6, 2022.
A total of around 5,500 constables were selected by the Haryana police and their joining process was recently started by the Haryana government.


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