is a advocate practicing in Supreme Court of India in Delhi and a social activist. He has been involved in many Public Interest Litigation cases. And is a senior member of team Anna which supports Anna Hazare in his anti corruption campaign. He has drawn controversy over various statements including accusing Chief Justice of corruption and supporting plebiscite for Kashmir separatists.
Mr Bhushan really filed many PILs and social causes within the court. Majorly to fight against corruption and irregular use of power by politicians to benefit corporates.
Prashant Bhushan Facts About PIL he filled:-
1997 – Revoke Oil contracts (because of irregularities) to oil corporations
In October 1997, when the Delhi high court detected a CPIL petition over the award of contracts to Enron and Reliance Industries to develop the Panna-Mukta oilfield. Which issued notices to the involved companies and government organisations.
2003 – Restraining union govt from privatising petrol companies without proper channel
The CPIL won a significant success in 2003 when the Supreme Court restrained the Union government from privatising Hindustan petroleum and bharat petroleum while not the approval of Parliament. As counsel for the CPIL, Rajinder Sachar and Bhushan argued that the only way to disinvest within the companies would be to repeal or amend the Acts by that they were nationalised within the 1970s. As a result, the government would wish a majority in both houses to push through any privatisation.
Fighting for dalits
Shanti and Prashant Bhushan were council for the CPIL seeking a direction from the Supreme Court for Dalits. Since who had converted to Christianity should be entitled to a similar reservation that they had enjoyed as members of scheduled Castes. The Union government said this was strictly a legislative matter. However in February 2005 the Supreme Court decided to again review the constitutional issue
February 2005 revoke CVC act
where CBI needs permission from politicians to register a case for corruption against senior bureaucrats.
CBI not independent issue is not one thing Aam Aadmi Party simply garnering to get votes. Its member Prashant Bhushan taken up this matter way before any Janlokpal Movement or any Black money movement after five years.
Bhushan and Anil B. Divan were counsel for CPIL seeking quashing of the CVC Act, 2003. Since which needs the CBI to get permission from the Union government before registering corruption cases against senior bureaucrats.
Bhushan argued that the act violated the fundamental rights of citizens and was counter to the rule of law. Hence the Supreme Court referred the question to a constitution bench of 5 judges.
Sending corrupt IAS officer Neera Yadav that was protected by Politicians like Mulayam Singh Yadav to Jail
Bhushan represented the CPIL in a petition asking for the removal of Neera Yadav from office as Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh for alleged corruption. Yadav had named in 5 CBI corruption cases and 23 division proceedings. In October 2005 the Supreme Court directed the Mulayam Singh state government to remove her from her position. Yadav managed to stall her prosecution, but in December 2006 the Supreme Court removed all obstacles to her trial. The case became the first in which an IAS officer of Uttar Pradesh convicted of corruption.
And guess what? Same corrupt Neera Yadav joined BJP when she lost her job that too because of corruption!
Now you know why Aam Aadmi Party believes that BJP is corrupt too? As a result of it welcomes people in their party who have lost job as a result of they were guilty in court.
2006 Fight against coca cola Baba Ramdev is not the only person fighting against cola Companies.
In 2006 Bhushan represented the CPIL in a petition alleging that Pepsico and Coca-Cola were failing to warn the public of harmful ingredients in their beverages. And which were luring young youngsters through misleading advertising.
In 2007 once more filed a case against corruption and irregularities in submarine deal
Since in 2007, Bhushan filed a petition on behalf of the CPIL with the Delhi high court to investigate whether there had been kickbacks within the 2005 Scorpene submarine deal. The high court took a powerful line with the investigating agency, saying “We feel dissatisfied with that you’ve got done so far. If you’ve tried to shield somebody, then we will come back down very heavily on you”.
2G Scam was exposed and brought to justice by him (never shown in popular media)
Prashant Bhushan acted for the CPIL when it took the lead in filing a suit against the govt of India for irregularities in a major award of spectrum for 2G mobile telephones. The CPIL petition alleged that the govt had lost $15.53 billion by issuing spectrum in 2008 based on 2001 prices. And by not following a competitive bidding method In February 2012 the Supreme Court declared the allocation of spectrum had been illegal.
Moreover, as a result of in current situation wherever all machinery comes under corrupt politicians, CBI etc its better to AAP is that the only party in favour of making CBI independent. And Prashant Bhushan is man working with AAP for a better future of India. Prashant Bhushan called as “CPIL King ” for his work in country against Corruption.
Because he has more experience fighting with manipulated CBI , corrupt politicians then majority people didn’t even grasp these issues existed. In 2015, he created many allegations against the party’s leadership, it’s functioning and deviation from its core ideology, values and commitments. He’s among the founder members of Swaraj Abhiyan and is a force behind Sambhaavnaa, an Institute of Public Policy and Politics.
So what do you think about Prashant Bhushan …