Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu rejects the Impeachment Motion against CJI

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu rejects the Impeachment Motion against CJI

New Delhi: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu rejects the Impeachment Motion against CJI Dipak Misra News Agency ANI Reported.

I have applied my mind to all 5 charges made out in Impeachment Motion&examined all annexed documents. All facts as stated in motion don't make out a case which can lead any reasonable mind to conclude that CJI on these facts can be ever held guilty of misbehavior Says Vice President.

Sources said he has already spoken to Attorney General KK Venugopal, former Supreme Court judge B Sudershan Reddy, Subhash Kashyap, former Secretary General of the Lok Sabha, former Law Secretary PK Malhotra, former legislative secretary Sanjay Singh, and senior officials of the Rajya Sabha secretariat.

Also Read: Opposition Moves For CJI Dipak Misra's Impeachment

Sources in the Congress had said if the motion was not taken up, they would approach the Supreme Court.

The opposition notice carrying signatures of 71 lawmakers from seven parties  was submitted to Mr Naidu on Friday. Seven of the lawmakers have stepped down since, but the number of signatures is still well above the mandatory 50, the party has said. According to the rules, Mr Naidu has to decide whether the motion will be accepted.

From January, several opposition parties have been pushing for impeachment of Justice Misra. The idea was proposed by the Left Front days after four topmost judges of the Supreme Court went public with the allegation that the Chief Justice was abusing his position as "master of the roster" and sensitive cases were being allocated to junior judges.

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