I regard Shazia Ilmi much more beautiful than Kiran Bedi. If Shazia had been made their C.M. candidate BJP wud have definitely won the Delhi— Markandey Katju (@mkatju) January 30, 2015
Realizing that his tweets have garnered unwanted attention, Katju backed his stand by saying that people should develop a sense of humour as he had said things in a lighter vein.
elections. People vote for beautiful faces, as in Croatia. Even a person like me who does not vote wud have voted for Shazia.— Markandey Katju (@mkatju) January 30, 2015
But this unwanted attention was not going to go down easy, as more and more people joined in to re-tweet and to forward the messages. This has inflicted some serious damage to the reputation of Mr Katju. Markandey Katju before his appointment as the chairman of Press Council of India was a judge at the Supreme Court of India. He has also served as the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court and Madras High Court. A couple of silly tweets have cost a lot for Justice Katju and it doesn't matter what explanation he gives, as there is always going to be some stigma associated with him the next time media covers him, be it for good or bad!
Some people objected to my last tweet. My response is : develop a sense of humour. The tweet was in lighter vein,& shud be construed as such— Markandey Katju (@mkatju) January 30, 2015