GUWAHATI, Jan 17 - Expressing concern over the recent Supreme Court controversy, former Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today said that if such things continue then it would result in a threat to the country�s democracy and judicial system.
�What is happening is not right. Democracy is in danger. Senior judges of the Supreme Court have raised certain issues publicly. This is unprecedented,� Gogoi said while addressing a press conference here.
He added that the current period is the most �critical� phase for Indian democracy since the time of Independence.
Gogoi said that either there must be some merit on the points raised by the four senior judges of the apex court or it has to be a mistake made by them in bringing certain allegations against the Chief Justice of India.
The former Chief Minister said that the issue should not be kept under wrap and that people of the country have a right to know the facts.
�If the people of India lose faith in the Supreme Court, then what will happen to the high courts, district courts and other levels of the Judiciary? The Supreme Court, in its own capacity, must find out the truth,� said Gogoi.
The former Chief Minister also criticised the Central government and said that it is running on the directions of the big capitalists and added that authoritarian tendencies are on the rise.
�Political corruption is at the highest level in India now,� Gogoi said.
He also alleged �paralysis� in the State administration and said that the government at Dispur only makes big announcements but there is no implementation of projects.
Citing the burning of oil tankers at Jagun yesterday, Gogoi said the law-and-order situation in Assam is deteriorating fast.
He also added that merely organising the Global Investors� Summit would not help the State attract investments in absence of other incentives. �Without proper policy, nothing positive will happen,� said Gogoi.