Former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi has told reporters that he would speak to the media on his nomination to the Rajya Sabha after he takes oath as a member. “I will go to Delhi probably tomorrow. Let me first take oath, then I will speak in detail to the media why I accepted this,” he said. He did not elaborate.
This is his first comment to the media after his news broke of his nomination to the Rajya Sabha. Gogoi retired from the Supreme Court on November 17, 2019. He began his career in judicial service as a judge of Gauhati High Court in 2001 before being transferred to Punjab & Haryana High Court in 2010.
He was appointed Chief Justice of Punjab & Haryana High Court in 2011 before being elevated to the Supreme Court on April 23, 2012. He was appointed the 46th Chief Justice of India on October 3, 2018.
His appointment has triggered a controversy with many questioning its appropriateness.