Union minister Kiren Rijiju. Image courtesy: Twitter

Union law minister Kiren Rijiju, who studied in a rural school in his village in Arunachal Pradesh, saw electricity for the first time when he was in Class 10.

This fact was not even known to Chief Justice of India NV Ramana and he thought Rijiju had studied at Oxford University.

Live Law India, a legal news portal quoted CJI NV Ramana as saying: “Our dynamic Union Law Minister is a young man. He comes from a rural background. I had thought that he must have studied in some Oxford University.”

“But he actually studied in a rural school. He saw electricity for the first time in Class 10,” he added.

While sharing the CJI Ramana’s quote on his Twitter handle, Union law minister Rijiju said he studied in his village Govt Primary School and Govt Secondary School and his village was electrified when he passed his Class X examination.

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He also said his village got road only in 2006 when he became the Lok Sabha MP.

“Hon’ble Chief Justice of India Mr. Justice N.V. Ramana is very much right. I studied in my village Govt Primary School & Govt Secondary School and my village got electricity when I passed my Class X. My village got road in 2006 through DoNER Ministry when I became Lok Sabha MP,” Union minister Rijiju tweeted.

Rijiju on Saturday expressed his aim to make India a destination for international arbitration and the need to improve the judicial system and focus on the delivery of justice to the common man.

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The Union minister addressed the foundation stone laying ceremony of Uttar Pradesh National Law University and the new building complex of Allahabad High Court at Prayagraj.

“We want to make India, a destination for international arbitration. To improve our judicial system, we must target to deliver justice to the common man. We must focus on how common man is delivered with justice on time and bridge the gap between common man and justice,” Rijiju said in the event.

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