Congress’ impeachment motion against CJI Dipak Misra rejected by Venkaiah Naidu

Citing ‘no proof of misconduct’ by him as alleged by the opposition parties, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu has rejected the ‘impeachment motion’ against the Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra.

The Congress and six other opposition parties on Friday moved a notice for the impeachment of CJI, accusing him of five counts of “misbehaviour” and “misusing” authority. The charges against the CJI included taking a bribe, illegally acquiring land and ‘choosing to send sensitive matters to particular benches by misusing his authority ‘. The opposition parties met Vice-President and Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu and handed over a notice for the impeachment of the CJI with signatures of 64 sitting MPs of the Upper House.

Naidu then held discussions with a number of constitutional and legal experts, including Attorney General KK Venugopal, and former top law officer K Parasaran and  rejected the ‘impeachment motion’ against the Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra.

Eminent jurist Soli Sorabjee today said the Congress-led opposition had no chance to succeed in the Supreme Court against Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu’s decision rejecting impeachment notice against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra. When asked about the procedure ahead if the opposition moves the apex court to challenge the decision of Naidu, Rajya Sabha chairman, Sorabjee said “I don’t see chances of the writ petition (challenging the Naidu’s decision) succeeding,” he said.