''The expressions in the letter are very objectionable,'' the bench said, noting, ''Even when you are writing to someone senior in age you have to be respectful.
Unless you have learned a different language.''
The bench asked, ''Is the minister (Raja) saying that the Prime Minister’s suggestions are arbitrary, unfair and capricious.''
The bench said, ''It is expected that the language used in the letter should be a little more dignified while addressing the Prime Minister. The use of adjectives like this should be avoided.
The language in the letter (by Raja) is a matter of concern. It is not addressed to any ordinary person but a person senior who is a Prime Minister,'' the bench said, adding that he was responding to a ''decision of the Prime Minister.''
The Supreme Court says Manmohan Singh is fair, consistent and rational, so naturally in a constitutional democracy that's good enough for everyone. I do have a certain suspicion Justices G.S. Singhvi and A.K. Ganguly would devastate constitutional rights in India if given a chance.
Incidentally, is it is objectionable for me to wonder how they ever acquired law degrees? I think the question is a dignified one, but the dudes look pretty senior in age, so I'm not sure.