NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday preponed to Tuesday its hearing on a plea against the Collegium's decision to recommend appointment of Lekshmana Chandra Victoria Gowri as a judge of the Madras High Court.
The CJI says we have taken cognisance of certain developments came to our attention after we made the recommendation.
The decision comes after senior advocate Raju Ramachandran made second mentioning before the court.
"We will list the matter tomorrow morning. Let it go before an appropriate bench," a bench led by Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud said.
The top court had earlier fixed the matter for consideration on February 10 as Ramachandran sought urgent hearing.
Notably, within minutes of the mentioning, Law and Justice Minister, Kiren Rijiju tweeted that Centre had approved her appointment as an additional judge of the Madras High Court, along with four others.
In a tweet, he extended best wishes to her and 12 others appointed as additional judges of the Allahabad and Karnataka High Court.
A group of Madras HC lawyers wrote letters against Gowri's proposed appointment in view of her association with the ruling BJP and also certain statements about Muslims and Christians, including 'Love Jihad' and illegal conversion.