"Blessings of God. If I get it, fine. If I do not, even that is fine. I do not know whom they are going to appoint," he told reporters in an informal chat a day before he demits office.
After helming judiciary for 14 months, Justice Handyala Lakshminarayanaswamy Dattu parried virtually avoided controversies during the 40-minute interaction with the journalists covering the Supreme Court.
"Debate is on in Parliament and other places. As head of the institution, I should not comment on it. It is not proper", said Justice Dattu when asked for his views on the ongoing debate on growing intolerance.
'No comments' was his response to a question whether he regretted not appointing judges in the Supreme Court despite having a long tenure due to pendency of pleas against the NJAC Act.

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