Chief Justice of India (CJI) Sharad A. Bobde on Wednesday orally expressed the Supreme Court’s keenness to have Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari attend a hearing and explain his plans to induct vehicles running on electricity, and usage of clean fuels such as hydrogen.
However, Additional Solicitor General A.N.S. Nadkarni said a Minister’s presence in the court would give rise to political speculations.
The exchange happened during the hearing of a petition filed by NGO Centre for Public Interest Litigation, represented by advocate Prashant Bhushan, for timely implementation of the Electric Vehicle Policy (EVP) and Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid & Electric Vehicles (FAME) India scheme. (Source: The Hindu)