Chief Justice of India N V Ramana on Saturday said he is not a sophisticated speaker and learnt English in Class 8.
The comment was in response to Solicitor General Tushar Mehta’s clarification that he was not even remotely suggesting that only farmers are responsible for air pollution in the Delhi-NCR region.
“Unfortunately I am not a sophisticated speaker. This is my drawback as I learnt English in Class 8. I don’t have good English for expressing words. I studied law in the English language,” the Chief Justice told Mehta, who was appearing for the Centre.
“The language in which our response as lawyers is taken might send the wrong message which was not the intention,” Mehta had said. He said he too had learnt his English in Class 8 and studied till graduation in Gujarati medium. “We are sailing in the same boat. My law was in English medium,” Mehta said.