Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu today rejected the notice that was presented by the opposition, which was headed by the Congress party, demanding the impeachment of Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra. Naidu rejected the notice on the basis of lack of substantial merit in it. He had been involved with meeting top lawyers and the constitutional experts who advised him before he announced his decision. The opposition had filed for impeachment on the basis of misbehavior by the Chief Justice. The decision has caused controversy as it is the first time that a chief justice is facing impeachment in the history of independent India.
It seems that among the reasons for the rejection of notice was the fact that the opposition party didn’t have any verifiable facts with them to support the claims of misbehavior of the CJI, and that the MPs were not sure about what and how they wanted to target him so he could impeached, while others have attacked BJP for playing dirty politics and dismissing the notice in a haste to save face.
Naidu stated that, “After having perused annexures to the motion and having detailed consultations with constitutional experts, I am satisfied that admission of this notice of Impeachment Motion is neither desirable nor proper.” Thus, the actions of the opposition party are now being held to questions, as to why they submitted the notice without any proof for their claims.
Congress ill thought of IRRESPONSIBLE MisAdventure Ends as EXPECTED- Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu REJECTS the Impeachment Motion against CJI Dipak Misra #VenkaiahNaidu#ImpeachmentMotion #CJIDipakMisra pic.twitter.com/EGskempoQb
— Rosy (@rose_k01) April 23, 2018