A public interest litigation (PIL) petition has been filed before the Bombay High Court seeking action against Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar and Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju for their public statements against the Collegium, judiciary and the Supreme Court..The petition by Bombay Lawyers Association through its chairperson Ahmed Abdi, took exception to the “frontal attack” launched on the judiciary in “most insulting and derogatory language” without using any recourse available under the Constitution. Such conduct of the two executive officials has lowered the prestige of the Supreme Court in public, it was contended.“The Vice President and the Law Minister are attacking the collegium system as well as the doctrine of basic structure openly in a public platform. This kind of unbecoming behaviour by respondents who are holding constitutional posts is lowering the majesty of the Supreme Court in the eyes of the public at large,” the petition emphasized. .The petition also highlighted the several incidents where Dhankhar and Rijiju allegedly “attacked the Constitution with complete impunity”. The petition filed through advocate Eknath Dhokale claimed that the two officers have disqualified themselves for holding any constitutional posts by expressing their lack of faith in the Constitution..It, therefore, requested the Court to pass orders restraining Dhankhar from discharging his duties as Vice President, and Rijiju from discharging duties as cabinet minister for Central government. The public interest litigation is yet to be listed for hearing.