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'Rejection of impeachment motion on what grounds', asks Prashant Bhushan

By Chennabasaveshwar
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Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan questioned rejection of motion against impeachment of CJI Dipak Misra by Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu on Monday.

Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan. PTI file photo

Prashant Bhushan tweeted, "What!! VP Naidu rejects impeachment motion against CJI signed by 64 RS MPs! On what grounds? He has no power to say that charges are not made out. That's for the inquiry committee of 3 judges. He only has to see if it's signed by >50 MPs & possibly if charges are of misbehaviour."

Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu, who rejected the impeachment motion against CJI Dipak Misra today (April 23), said that he arrived at the decision after having "detailed consultations" with the constitutional experts. He said that oppositions parties' move of initiating the impeachment motion was "neither desirable nor proper".

rejected the impeachment motion moved by the opposition parties against Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misha. The Congress had on Friday (April 20) said that they have moved an impeachment motion against CJI Dipak Misra with the support of 64 MPs of the opposition.

Earlier, in 21-minute long video Prashant Bhushan explained the reasons for the unprecedented impeachment of a sitting Chief Justice of India.

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