Seeking Impeachment Of CJI Dipak Misra, Opposition Gathers Signatures

Seeking Impeachment Of CJI Dipak Misra, Opposition Gathers Signatures

New Delhi: Indian National Congress backed by several opposition parties, is leading efforts to bring an impeachment motion in parliament against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra. The parties are circulating an unprecedented petition for sacking the top judge, leaders of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) have said.

NCP's Majeed Memon said 20 signatures have been collected so far. Three Congress leaders, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Kapil Sibal and Ahmed Patel have signed the petition. Five signatories are from the NCP.  

There was no Approval or confirmation about the move from the Congress and its senior leaders avoided questions on the matter.

Majeed Memon said, "The Congress as the largest opposition party has belatedly initiated the proceedings for impeachment of the Chief Justice of India."

Another NCP parliamentarian DP Tripathi said, "I have signed it and others are also signing it and the process is going on."

According to him it is not just corruption, but "the charges are far more serious" and it emanates from the letter that four senior-most judges of the Supreme Court had earlier written stating that there was danger to the independence of judiciary.

Mr Tripathi confirmed that among the signatories to the notice were members of NCP, CPI-M, CPI and others, and indicated that some Congress leaders too signed it.

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