West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said that there shouldn’t be media trials as they mislead. The TMC supremo was addressing the event organised to hand over a block of the state’s new secretariat building to the justice department.
She also urged Chief Justice Prakash Shrivastava to solve the court cases which are pending for three to four years and also emphasized having more women judges.
While addressing the event, Banerjee said, “Only one request to all of you, many cases are pending for 3-4 yrs, solve them. I know you’re trying your best but they should be cleared. Appoint more women judges, we have only a few. And also, no media trial, please – it misleads.”
“But please no media trial, friends; don’t try to defame us. Instead, project the real news,” the Chief Minister added while referring to the daily media reports following the arrest of former minister Partha Chatterjee and TMC Birbhum district president Anubrata Mondal.
“Justice can never be one-sided, it is impartial. In a democracy, the judiciary and media are important pillars. If one loses credibility, the other pillars also get affected,” she stated.