|New Delhi, July 10: NGO Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL) today urged the Supreme Court not to entertain the presidential reference in the 2G case.
The NGO said that the reference was aimed at seeking the top court's opinion on the correctness of its own 2G case verdict in which it held that all natural resources should be allocated only through auction.
"The scope of the presidential reference can't be to ask the apex court to pronounce opinion on the correctness of its judgment," the court was told.
"Doubts about the correctness of a judgment of the apex court which has attained finality cannot be the subject matter of reference under Article 143," the CPIL told the apex court constitution bench of Chief Justice S.H. Kapadia, Justice D.K. Jain, Justice J.S. Khehar, Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Ranjan Gogoi.
Article 143 of the constitution deals with the power of president to consult the Supreme Court.
The apex court's constitution bench was told this in the course of the hearing of the presidential reference wherein the core issue was whether all the natural resources, in the wake of its verdict in 2G scam, could be allocated only by way of auction.
The central government in the presidential reference contended that there were other ways to allocate natural resources with transparency coupled with accountability. (IANS)