Congress to move Supreme Court over the rejection of impeachment motion against CJI

Supreme Court of India.

New Delhi: Soon after Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu rejected Oppositions’ impeachment motion against Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra, the Congress Party stated that the party will be looking for alternatives after discussing with legal experts.

Congress leader PL Punia stated that the Party will move the Supreme Court over the impeachment motion against the Chief Justice of India. He stressed that the impeachment notice is a crucial issue.

“This is a really important matter. We don’t know what was the reason for the rejection. Congress and other opposition parties will talk to some legal experts and take the next step,” said PL Punia, on the rejection of the CJI’s impeachment notice.

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu had rejected the notice a day after the consultations with experts to determine the maintainability of the motion.

In an unusual move, leaders of Opposition parties met Naidu on Friday and handed over the notice of impeachment against the Chief justice of India with supporting signatures of 64 MPs and seven former members, who had retired in the recent past. Lawmakers from the Congress, Nationalist Congress Party, Communist Party of India (Marxist), Communist Party of India, Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party and the Muslim League had signed the motion.

Naidu on Sunday set in motion the process of consultation on the impeachment notice against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and held discussions with a number of constitutional and legal experts, including Attorney General K K Venugopal, and former top law officer K Parasaran.

The vice president cut short his visit to Hyderabad and reached here to hold deliberations over the notice given by the seven opposition parties.