Union Law and Justice Minister Ashwani Kumar Tuesday said that all the three organs of the state should function together within the parameters of the constitution and not at cross purposes.
“I am only saying meaningful and harmonious relationship between three organs of the state to ensure co-ordinated and collective efforts” and “the organs of the State should not be working at cross purposes”, the minister said here.
He was interacting with reporters during his visit to the Supreme Court on the invitation of the Supreme Court Bar Association, a day after he took charge of the ministry.
While calling for a harmonious working relationship between the three organs of the state – executive, legislature and judiciary, the minister said the government was “committed to preserving and strengthening the independence of judiciary”.
“Judiciary is the basic component of the structure of the constitution,” he said, adding that in the past “we have witnessed constructive judicial activism” for achieving constitutional goals.