Chairman of the Bar Council of India (BCI) Manan Kumar Mishra issued a statement today condemning an article authored by Senior Advocate Dushyant Dave concerning Justice Arun Mishra's public praise of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the recently held International Judicial Conference. .Mishra has registered his disapproval over the same, observing that Dave is trying to drag Justice Mishra into an undesirable and unsavoury controversy. In his statement, it is noted, ."Shri Dave knows that a conscientious sitting judge of Supreme Court would never enter into a war of words with him on his overreaction to the speech delivered at the conference."Advocate Manan Kumar Mishra.While adding that he himself was present for the conference, and did not find anything wrong in Justice Mishra’s speech, Mishra remarks, "Justice Mishra's speech was in the capacity of a host and he used best of words for all the guests who graced the occasion.".Commenting on the "narrow and myopic mindset" of Dave, Manan Kumar Mishra has said that this was done "to scandalize, knowing fully well that Justice Mishra being a sitting judge of Supreme Court and bound by norms of discipline a judge is required to follow, cannot join issue with him over his statement". .Further, he has added,"Justice Arun Mishra is among the senior most judges of the Supreme Court with a proven record of brilliant service to the cause of administration of justice with utmost commitment and uprightness.".On a concluding note, Mishra has also labelled the Dave article as an attempt at gaining cheap popularity among certain sections of the bar and society..During the vote of thanks at the at the inaugural session of the International Judicial Conference, Justice Mishra had lauded Prime Minister Modi as a versatile genius who thinks globally and acts locally..Following this, Dushyant Dave had recently written an article questioning the propriety of the same..[Column] The unassailable keywords for the judiciary.The Bar Association of India also issued a statement yesterday, expressing its dismay over Justice Arun Mishra’s words of “praise and adulation” of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his recent address.