The Delhi Bar council wrote a letter to SC collegium for a request of elevating two High Court Chief Justices to the Supreme Court of India. The Bar Council of Delhi under the chairmanship of Adv. K.C. Mittal wrote to the SC collegium comprising of CJI Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Arun mishra, Jusitce A. K. Sikri, Justice S. A. Bobde and Jusitce N. V. Raman. In its letter BCD chairman requested for considering Delhi HC Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Bombay HC Chief Justice Pradeep Nandrajog for elevation to SC. These two names were earlier this year dropped by collegium whereby Justice Sanjiv Khanna superseded them and other senior judges which caused disquiet among legal fraternity.
Justice Rajendra Menon of Delhi High Court earlier has served as the acting Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court for a period of 11 Months during 2016-17 and was also appointed as Welfare Commissioner for the Bhopal Gas Victims Compensation Commission. He was then elevated as the Chief Justice of Patna High Court before assuming the present office. Justice Pradeep Nandrajog earlier was the Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court after which on April 7, 2019, he sworn in as the Chief Justice of Bombay High Court. He is known for his legal expressions, articulation and had delivered some of the key judgments especially in divorce cases.
Considering the immense knowledge and legal acumen of both the senior judges the delhi Bar Council requested the SC collegium to consider elevating both the judges to SC.