The government may move towards the Allahabad High Court to ask for the services of the sitting judge to head the commission, according to reports.

Earlier on Thursday, senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley said it would come as a surprise if any judge agrees to head the commission probing the snoopgate scandal. He branded it as a desperate’ exercise as the new government will be in place in a fortnight.

"I will be very curious to know the name of the judge who has agreed to 'lend' himself to the UPA. I will be surprised if there is one. I hope, for the cause of judicial dignity, no one agrees to be a part of this desperate exercise," he said in an article on Thursday.

Jaitley also claimed that so far all judges approached by the UPA have refused to lend themselves for this ‘political and malafide exercise’.

The snoopgate scandal involves the illegal surveillance of a young woman architect in Gujarat on the orders of Modi. A sting was conducted to expose this scandal by a national television channel.

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka Gandhi have lashed out at Modi over the snoopgate scandal during their election campaigns for the Lok Sabha elections.

A judicial commission is already probing the matter.


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