As expected Shri Srinivasa Murty and Shri B. R.Mehta
were quick in their responses to my comments on
Chandigarh High Court Contempt Case, hurling abuses
not only at me but also against Mr. Asthana and
Whereas Mr. Murty's utterings `Mr. Hegde's calibre to evaluate the implications of the Chandigarh developments...' and uninformed comments of the half baked lawyers..' etc. show his arrogance and unrealistic assessments of his abilities as lawyer, Mr. Mehta's statements are full of untruths about seeking demand from AIRIEF for refund of donations made by the Panchkula unit towards Legal Fund and Mr. Asthana not contributing a single Rupee for the Legal Fund, and AIRIEF taking financial care of the Chadigarh case in Supreme Court. AIRIEF Treasurer should immediately clarify whether Mr. Mehta's assertion is true or what he said in the General Body meeting of Udupi LIC Pensioners Association is right.
I feel that Mr. Murty and Mr. Asthana (or their lawyers) erred in not utilising the opportunity offered on the occasion of hearing of the LIC's application for withdrawal to emphasise that there are more than 40,000 pensioners, who also deserve to be compensated and the amount of compensation ordered by S. C. on 7-5-2015 should be correctly calculated before such payment is made. In that situation decision on LICs application would have been indefinitely deferred, with the Courts noticing that there are other similarly aggrieved people.
B. S. Hegde