CJI impeachment: Congress to move SC against Naidu's order

New Delhi, Publish Date: Apr 24 2018 1:12AM | Updated Date: Apr 24 2018 1:12AM
CJI impeachment: Congress to move SC against Naidu's order

Hours after Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu rejected the Opposition's notice for impeachment of Chief Justice DipakMisra, the Congress has decided to move the Supreme Court against the order. The party called Naidu's decision "unprecedented, illegal, ill-advised and hasty".

"We will certainly file a petition against this and would want the CJI to not take any decision with respect to it, be it the listing or anything else. We will accept whatever the Supreme Court decides," Congress leader and senior advocate KapilSibalsaid .

Addressing a press conference in Delhi, KapilSibal said it was our privilege to move a motion. 

"If a motion is moved by 64 valid signatures, if it is moved with documents and conversation... it takes time to understand a case...matters like these should not be disposed off in such a fashion," KapilSibal said.

The Congress leader said that never in the history of India has an impeachment motion been rejected at a preliminary stage. KapilSibal said that Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu could have consulted the collegium of judges in the matter.

"This order is unprecedented and it shatters confidence of people. It destroys legitimate process of law," said KapilSibal. Calling the move to reject the notice for impeachment of CJI "illegal", KapilSibal said that the order should have been passed after a full-fledged inquiry into the matter.

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