New Delhi: Law Minister Salman Khurshid on Friday said the Supreme Court order quashing the disproportionate assets case against BSP leader Mayawati has nothing to do with politics.

"It is not correct to link it with politics. We all must respect the Supreme Court... It is very unfair to say that it has anything to do with the politics of the country.

The Supreme Court is an autonomous, independent and highly respected institution of our country. It is a constitutional institution and the Supreme Court decides according to its wisdom," he told reporters here.

Khurshid further said that the order should not be linked with any political development in the country.

"I think to link it with any other motive, or any other relationship, or any other event happening in the country will not be fair at all. Please respect the Supreme Court," he said.

The Law Minister was replying to a question on BSP's support for UPA's Presidential nominee.

On whether the order pointed towards misuse of the CBI by the government, he said, "That is for the Supreme Court to decide. We only go by its decision."

Terming the Apex Order as the "last word on law", he said the decision by it has to be accepted by everyone.

"This is a judgement of the highest court, what more one can say. One can only say that it is the judgement of the highest court that applies to everybody," Khurshid said.

He said the government will look into the order for further details.

"The decision has to be accepted, there cannot be any decision bigger than that of the Supreme Court. If any order or suggestions has been given to us then we will consider it.

Any action required on that, we will take it," he said. 

BJP denies conspiracy against Behenji 

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday rubbished the Bahujan Samaj Party's (BSP) allegation that there was a conspiracy against former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati, who was given a reprieve by the Supreme Court in a corruption case.

"Allegations by the BSP are not true. In 2003, the NDA (National Democratic Alliance) government was there only for a few months. Since then the UPA has been in power for eight years, which Mayawati has been supporting," BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said. 

He was responding to the BSP's allegation that the framing of charges against Mayawati in a case of disproportionate assets was a conspiracy of the BJP-led NDA government in 2003.

(Agencies)

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