Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana observed on Thursday that election petitions are not matters that need to be heard on an urgent basis. .Remarks to this effect were made when an election matter was mentioned today, with the lawyer seeking urgent listing."(There is) no urgency in these election matters," he said..Recently, he had remarked that various criminal cases were being raked up against political opponents ahead of the upcoming assembly elections in various states."Sorry to say there was another mentioning regarding Simarjit Singh Bains where a case has been registered against him. Sorry to say suddenly these criminal cases are coming up before elections," the CJI had remarked while hearing the anticipatory bail plea of Shiromani Akali Dal leader, Bikram Majithia. On Monday, the CJI had lamented the extraordinarily high number of anticipatory bail petitions being filed before the Supreme Court."Supreme Court has turned into a Court to only hear anticipatory bail cases only," he had said.