VP Naidu rejects impeachment motion against CJI Misra
New Delhi: Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu has rejected the Congress-led opposition's notice for impeachment of Chief Justice Dipak Misra. The rejection came of Monday before the Supreme Court began its proceedings.
The Congress had on Sunday appealed that the Chief Justice should himself consider recusal from judicial administrative work. It said the decision should come "voluntarily" following notice for his removal.
It is to mentioned that earlier, opposition parties combinedly, led by Congress, had met Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and moved an impeachment motion seeking the removal of the CJI on five grounds of "misbehaviour".
The motion was signed by 71 parliamentarians out of which seven members had retired before the motion was submitted to Naidu.
The Congress and some other opposition parties have submitted a petition in Rajya Sabha to initiate the impeachment of Chief Justice Dipak Misra following a discussion at senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad’s room in the Parliament House complex.