Chennai, June 20(BPNS)
Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) and senior leader of DMK, P Wilson who is also a senior advocate has written a letter to the President of India, Ramnath Kovind for increasing regional representation in the Supreme Court of India. The DMK leader in the letter written on Sunday sought the intervention of the President in ensuring social diversity and regional representation in the appointment of Judges to the Supreme Court of India.
The Member of Parliament (RS) in the letter pointed out that Madras High Court has only one representative in the Supreme Court and requested the president to direct the Union government to give adequate representation to all states in appointments to Supreme Court. He also said that several high courts other than the Madras High court also has less representation in the Supreme Court.
P. Wilson in the letter to the President of India said, “The Supreme Court should necessarily have on its bench adequate representations from all the states, in proportion to the sanctioned strength of the state’s high court.”
He also said that several important disputes between the states like linguistic, customs and culture is decided by the Supreme court bench and hence adequate representation from each state is significant.