Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu, is the Rajya Sabha chairman, has rejected the opposition’s notice for impeachment of Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra as was obvious.
Leaders of the opposition parties had on Friday met Naidu and handed over the notice of impeachment against the chief justice of India bearing signatures of sixty four Senates of Upper house and seven former members, who recently retired.
The opposition parties, led by the Congress, initiated the untenable, unprecedented step to impeach the CJI by moving the notice levelling charges against him.
The political parties had briefed the media after handing over the notice to the Upper House chairman.
Congress has reacted to rejection of their move to remove Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra.
“This is a really important matter. We don’t know what was the reason for the rejection. The Congress and other opposition parties will talk to some legal experts and take the next step,” Congress leader PL Punia
Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu said that charges made against the CJI is on suspicion and assumption.
“Charges made on suspicion and assumption. Allegations seriously undermine the independence of the judiciary. None of the five allegations in the notice were tenable or admissible,” Naidu said in the 10-page order.
He further said, “I’ve applied my mind to all five charges made out in impeachment motion and 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.”
“Motion undermines independence of judiciary. No credible or verifiable facts. MPs are unsure of their own charges against the CJI. Most of the charges are internal matters to be resolved by Supreme Court itself,” Naidu added.