Bombay High Court judge Justice Revati Mohite Dere on Friday made a comment on the delay in appointment of Ministers in Maharashtra's cabinet on Friday.
It's been over a month since rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra with BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis as deputy CM, but the cabinet expansion is yet to be announced.
On Friday, the bench was hearing a petition by Advocate Amrit Pal Khalsa seeking direction to the Home Minister to decide his appeal for a gun licence expeditiously, within two weeks. He told the court that his application was pending before the Minister since a very long time.
"What is the point in passing orders?There has to be a minister to implement," Justice Dere said in a lighter vein.
Justice Dere suggested that the petitioner can first file an application seeking the Minister's appointment.
"That'll be selfish, only for my interest," Khalsa said.
"No, that will be in larger public interest. But we are saying this in a lighter vein otherwise you will say court directed you to file and application," Justice Dere added and adjourned his petition for hearing after two weeks.