The opposition has united to bring an impeachment motion in the Parliament against the Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Mishra. 60 MPs have signed the impeachment motion. These include SP and BSP leaders. After this, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad along with other leaders went to meet Vice President Waikanya Naidu. Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad has convened this meeting of opposition parties. Keep in mind that the Congress had said a few days ago that the option to bring an impeachment motion against the Chief justice of India is still open. Congress leaders say that the CJI has not solved any of the questions raised by the four judges of the Supreme Court.
During the budget session, the Congress initiated to get the signature of more than 50 members of the Rajya Sabha to bring an impeachment motion against the CJI. But due to the objections of some parties like the Trinamool Congress, he gave his consent to this initiative. Said that he would try to get more support on this issue. The honourable Supreme Court called The impeachment motion against the CJI has been unfortunate. The court, while commenting on the matter, said that things which happened in recent days is disappointing.
4:45 PM IST- There are a total of 245 MPs in the Rajya Sabha In order to pass an impeachment motion in this House, a vote of two-thirds majority i.e. 164 MPs will be needed. The ruling NDA has 86 MPs in the Rajya Sabha. Of these, 68 are MPs of BJP. This means that the Congress-backed proposal in this House is unlikely to happen. The total number of MPs in the Lok Sabha is 545. For two-thirds majority, votes of 364 MPs will be required. Here the opposition can not get these numbers without the support of BJP because the BJP alone has 274 MPs in the Lok Sabha.
4:30 PM IST- Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the Congress knows the impeachment motion won’t be passed, and that it will be an “embarrassment” for the Grand Old Party. He asked the Congress to spend “10 percent” of the political effort they’re expanding on the impeachment motion on Rahul Gandhi’s “political exit.”
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— Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley) April 20, 2018
3:30 PM IST- The Congress Party and its friends have started using impeachment as a political tool. Impeachment is a process by which you remove the holder of an office to protect the dignity of an office. Jaitley says
3:15 PM IST- Meanwhile, senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid says that he is not in the loop. Khurshid has also expressed his disagreement with the development.
2:45 PM IST- INC President Rahul Gandhi tweets, There is no hope left, everything is managed” said Judge Loya’s family. I want to tell them; there is hope. There is hope because millions of Indians can see the truth. India will not allow Judge Loya to be forgotten.”
“There is no hope left, everything is managed” say Judge Loya’s family.
I want to tell them, there is hope. There is hope because millions of Indians can see the truth.
India will not allow Judge Loya to be forgotten.https://t.co/qSczy4kmZr
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) April 20, 2018
2:40 PM IST- On being asked if the move is taken in the wake of SC’s verdict in Judge Loya death case, Kapil Sibal replied that the move is apolitical.
2:35 PM IST- Statement issued by seven political parties in RajyaSabha
— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) April 20, 2018
2:15 PM IST- Gulam Nabi Azad said that 71 MPs from seven political parties had signed the impeachment motion, but as seven have retired, the number is now 64.
2:10 PM IST- We wish this day had never come in the fabric of our Indian constitutional framework. Since the day Dipak Misra was appointed as CJI, there have been questions raised in the manner in which he has dealt with certain cases: Kapil Sibal
2:05 PM IST- Democracy and Constitution should be protected, and we are hopeful that it will be done: Kapil Sibal
2:00 PM IST- It is false that Manmohan Singh did not sign the Impeachment Motion against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra: Kapil Sibal, Congress
Under the Judge's Inquiry Act, Venkaiah has the right to admit or reject the notice of impeachment.
Guess which he is going to do. ? pic.twitter.com/8UpiChhUbG
— Austin Fernandes (@quickbug) April 20, 2018
12:59 PM IST- Opposition parties like Trinamool Congress, DMK, Samajwadi Party, Mayawati’s BSP and Lalu Yadav’s RJD are against the impeachment. There are strong opinions on both sides even within the Congress.
For the first time, a Chief Justice of India is faced with Opposition notice for impeachment motion against him. Ball now in the court of RS Chairman @ETPolitics
— C L Manoj (@CLManojET) April 20, 2018
12:30 PM IST- Former Attorney General Soli Sorabjee said one could not bring an impeachment motion against a judge “because you think he has given wrong judgment… Impeachment can only be on the ground of misbehaviour.”
#jaypeewishtown Former Attorney General Soli Sorabjee said one cannot bring an impeachment motion against a judge "because you think he has given wrong judgment… Impeachment can be only be on ground of misbehaviour". @RahulGandhi
— piyush (@piyushm123) April 20, 2018
12:00 PM IST- over 60 MPs belonging to seven political parties have signed the notice for impeachment proceedings against CJI. Congress, NCP, CPM, CPI, SP, BSP and Muslim League are among parties that signed the notice.
11:30 AM IST- Leaders of Opposition parties to meet Venkaiah Naidu at around 12 pm