Vacancies in judiciary be filled soon: Nitish Kumar

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday shared Chief Justice of India T S Thakur’s concern over a large number of vacancies of judges and said these should be filled soon.

“Judiciary has its own concerns. There are large number of vacancies in various high courts. These should be filled soon. The concern which the Chief Justice of India has expressed is quite natural,” Kumar said.

Kumar, who was talking to reporters at the Legislative Council premises after the passage of GST Bill by the state legislature, was responding to a query by a journalist.

Justice Thakur had yesterday expressed his disappointment that Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not make any mention of the problems faced by the judiciary in his Independence Day address.

“I heard the popular Prime Minister for one and a half hours… I expected some mention about justice also, about appointment of judges,” the Chief Justice said at a function in the national capital where Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad was present.