New CJI Justice Kapadia Says His Integrity His Only Asset

Hoping to discharge the Constitutional obligations to achieve the goal of ‘inclusive growth’, newly appointed Chief Justice of India Justice SH Kapadia has said that his only asset is integrity, said media reports.

“I come from a poor family. I started my career as a class IV employee and the only asset I possess is integrity,” Justice Kapadia was quoted as saying in a letter written to former Supreme Court judge VR Krishna Iyer on May 3.

Justice Kapadia said: “Even as a judge of the Supreme Court, I have used my knowledge of accounts and economics for the welfare of the downtrodden including tribals and workmen…

“… I hope to fulfill my obligation to the Constitution in the matter of achieving the goal of inclusive growth,”

He expressed above views in his letter in response to a congratulatory message from Justice Iyer following his new appointment as CJI.

In response to Justice Kapadia’s letter, Justice Iyer said: “The letter fills me with hope that we are on the verge of an era of Constitutional justice. India is a poor country and poverty jurisprudence and social justice must receive high priority.”

(Based on media reports)

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