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VP Venkaiah Naidu rejects Congress-led impeachment motion

Another reason for the impeachment motion to have been rejected is that there was no proof available to back the five allegations levelled against CJI Dipak Misra.

 

Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu has rejected the opposition’s notice for the impeachment of Chief Justice Dipak Misra after heavy consultations on Sunday afternoon.

One of the major reasons for the rejection of this impeachment motion is the violation of Rajya Sabha guidelines by Opposition parties. While reviewing the notice, the Rajya Sabha officials had mentioned that making public the contents of a notice before it is admitted by the chair is in violation of parliamentary rules. According to the provisions in the handbook for Rajya Sabha members, no advance publicity should be given to any notice to be taken up in the House till it is admitted by the chairman.

According to some sources, he has already spoken to Attorney General KK Venugopal, former Supreme Court judge B Sudershan Reddy, Subhash Kashyap, former Secretary General of the Lok Sabha, former Law Secretary PK Malhotra, former legislative secretary Sanjay Singh, and senior officials of the Rajya Sabha secretariat.

Another reason for the impeachment motion to have been rejected is that there was no proof available to back the five allegations levelled against CJI Dipak Misra.

Sources in the Congress had said if the motion was not taken up, they would approach the Supreme Court.

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