A debate held this evening in memory of Senior Advocate Ram Jethmalani today saw Member of Parliament from the Trinamool Congress Party, Mahua Moitra laud Chief Justice of India NV Ramana..In the course of her address, she briefly opined that Chief Justice Ramana has done well in asking the government tough questions. ."It is almost as though brazenness is now the new order of the day and our leaders are immune and impervious to even directions and guidelines of the Hon’ble Supreme Court. Thank God for small mercies that we now have a new Chief Justice who understands the importance of separation of powers and is asking this Government some tough questions," Moitra said. .The comment was made in the backdrop of Moitra's criticism over several areas including the manner in which opposition leaders are blamed as the disruptors of parliament, the way in which the sexual harassment allegations levelled against former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi were handled and the government's response to the Pegasus scandal. ."The pegasus scandal reminds us of the oft quoted ... that absolute power corrupts absolutely. Despite proceedings having been initiated before the Supreme Court, the latest news reports reveal that the government, having been cornered in both Parliament and the Courts, would much rather stubbornly refuse to own up to accountability in a matter which touches upon fundamental freedoms of every citizen," Moitra added on the Pegasus scandal. .Cases pertaining to the alleged use of Pegasus are presently pending before the Supreme Court..On a parting note, Moitra also thanked Member of Parliament and Ram Jethmalani's son, Senior Advocate Mahesh Jethmalani for having invited her to speak uncensored and unfettered even though he is nominated in the upper house from the leading party (BJP).