The Opposition seems to be relying on words like prima facie, apparently etc. There are not enough documentary or even circumstantial evidence to support their claims against the CJI.
Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee said Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu acted in a “hurried manner” while rejecting the impeachment notice against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra.
Congress leader, senior advocate Kapil Sibal has said that he will not appear in the court of Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra till the latter retires. “I will not appear in the Chief Justice’s court from tomorrow onwards… till he retires because that is consistent with the highest standards of my profession,” said Sibal.
Congress argued that the Rajya Sabha Chairman’s order rejecting the motion of impeachment was unprecedented. He said that presenting a motion was the MP’s privilege. He said that Naidu wrote in his order that the Opposition’s charges are not proven, however, by rejecting the notice they ensured that an enquiry does not happen.
Eminent jurist Soli Sorabjee said the Congress-led opposition had no chance to succeed in the Supreme Court against Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu’s decision rejecting impeachment notice against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra.
The Congress party will move Supreme Court for a judicial review of the Rajya Sabha Chairman’s order rejecting the impeachment motion against CJI Dipak Misra. Meanwhile, the party questioned how could the vice president decide such a matter within hours.
BJP chief Amit Shah hit back. “Our institutions which are an outcome of our Constitution today need to be saved from the onslaught of the Congress Party. The Congress Party has spared no institution and is attacking the EC, Supreme Court, Army for petty political gains,” he said.
Eminent jurist Fali S Nariman said the issues raised in the impeachment notice against CJI Dipak Misra were not of “sufficient gravity and rightly rejected” by Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu.
Nariman said Naidu, the chairman of the Rajya Sabha, was the only statutory authority to take the decision on the notice.