In a bid to resolve the Supreme Court rift, the Bar Council of India panel is likely to meet the Chief Justice of India later in the evening today.The development comes a day after the Bar Council formed a 7-member panel that will attempt to mend the differences between the senior Supreme Court judges and the Chief Justice of India.In a press conference on Saturday, Bar Council Chairman Manan Kumar Mishra said that ‘our delegation will meet Chief Justice Dipak Misra and those four senior judges to request them to resolve the issue internally.’Meanwhile, Justice Kurian Joseph, one of the four senior Supreme Court judges who revolted against the CJI to “save the institution and democracy”, said on Saturday that they acted solely in the interest of judiciary and justice.“Stood up for justice and judiciary,” he said in Malayalam when local television news channels approached him at his ancestral home in Kalady near Kochi. “An issue has come to attention. It will certainly be solved,” he also told reporters.His comments came on a day when Attorney General KK Venugopal said that the Supreme Court judges will be united by MondayAlso readSC judges against CJI | Don’t politicise the matter: Bar CouncilThe four judges — ranked second to fifth in order of seniority — had said they were “left with no choice but to communicate with the nation,” since all efforts at trying to convince CJI Misra on various issues had failed.
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