Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu cited the Judiciary has worked on festivals like Ram Navmi, Sankranti, Vinayak Chaturthi which are "pious days for Hindus" without any questions being asked.

He accused opposition of trying to "spread disinformation" to defame BJP and the government.

"I feel bad about the Chief Justices' conference held on Sunday. I felt pained after some people linked it also to secularism," Naidu said, criticising those who did so.

The conference has been surrounded by a controversy after Supreme Court Judge Justice Kurian Joseph objected to the decision to hold it on Good Friday.

He had raised the issue with Chief Justice of India H L Dattu and had written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to express his objection.

Underlining that the conclave was not the government's programme, Naidu said it was the conference of Chief Justices which had been planned in advance.

Such conferences of Chief Justices have been held on Good Friday as retired judge K T Thomas has said, Naidu noted while addressing BJP workers at the party headquarters here.

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