Taking his jibe further, the CJI tweeted, “Heard PM's speech and also Law minister's, was hoping there would be something on appointment of judges” following PM Modi’s marathon 94 minutes speech, the longest Independence Day speech in history.

Referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Independence Day speech, he said he was wondering if the PM would say something about the country's judicial system.

The Chief Justice urged the government to pay attention to judiciary and address its problems. He also pointed to the delays that have crept into the justice delivery system on account of huge pendency of cases. He went to the extent of saying that during British Raj a case used to be decided in 10 years time but now even that was not happening due to the huge backlog.

Earlier in April this year the Chief Justice broke down at a meeting in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, lamenting government's "inaction" in increasing the number of judges from the present 21,000 to 40,000 to handle the "avalanche" of litigations, saying, "You cannot shift the entire burden on the judiciary".

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