The apex court on Friday came down heavily on a BJP spokesperson from Delhi who filed four PILs, asking whether his party is funding him to do political activism in court.
“If the BJP is financing you to do political activism in court," the SC wondered.
"Is this the job that BJP has given you? Is BJP financing you to carry campaign for party in courts," SC asked him while considering one of his PILs.
The court later dismissed his PIL.
You have become a professional PIL activist and we see you everyday filing PIL. It’s your party which is in power at Centre so why don’t you approach the government for your grievancesThe Supreme Court
The top court also discouraged doing political activism in court. The bench said it does not encourage the practice of political activist trying to use the judicial forum for political gain.
This is not the first time a court in the country rapped those use PIL as a political weapon. The Bombay high court, last month, had said that most of the PILs filed in various courts in the country do not seem to have been filed fo 'genuine reasons.'
"Over 80% of the PILs seem to have been filed by people who are put up by some individuals or for the purpose of blackmail," a division bench of the high court said.