The Supreme Court has issued the same ruling as expected on the Narendra Modi government’s ticket ban. The lesson that opposition groups should learn from this judgment is that putting everything in the sphere of the judiciary is not the right strategy. Even if it had once been so, in the current context it has the opposite result. At a time when there is a campaign to tell the judiciary its scope every day, it is unfounded to expect a landmark ruling from the Supreme Court or any other court. In any case, the only question for the judiciary was whether that decision stood up to the test of law. Four of the five judges agreed that the decision was in accordance with the law. One of the judges who said that due process had not been followed in making the decision also believed that the intention behind the move was good. In this way, the ruling party has such a moral argument, with which it will try to question the legitimacy of the voices that question demonetization.
In fact, no evidence can be expected to verify the purpose and intent of the demonetization decision. In such a situation, the scale to judge this decision only remains on the extent to which the stated objectives have been achieved and what the consequences were for the Indian economy. The failure of demonetization on these two counts and its disastrous consequences are so well known that the ruling party often considers it in its best interest to remain silent. So far in the debate he has been on the defensive. But the Supreme Court ruling has given him a chance to be an aggressor. That is why it is now necessary to think about the justification of fighting for the political domain in the legal domain. It is worth noting that it is no longer possible to undo demonetization. No relief was therefore expected from the Supreme Court on this point. The motive behind the petitions was only to surround the government with legal arguments. But this bet failed.