Congress denies support to impeach CJI

ANIMESH SRIVASTAVA 25/01/2018 16:16 PM

Congress not going to support CPI over impeachment of CJI, Newstimes News

New Delhi, Jan 25: The major law figures of Congress denied to floor a motion regarding the impeachment of CJI Deepak Misra.

   Take of Congress

Congress leaders said that this is an extreme approach so we should think about the legal fraternity across India and if it goes in the wrong direction, this could become a case of judicial assault taken by the political parties.

"There must be some solid, concrete evidence for impeachment and some accusations made by some senior judges can’t be a reason to take a remedy like this. If the evidences are not present we can’t go for an impeachment," said a Congress leader.

   Impeachment motion

CPI(M) was urging the opposition parties to come forward to floor a motion in the parliament for the impeachment of CJI to save the Judiciary.

Four SC judges questioned the integrity of CJI regarding the allotment of cases on January 12.

CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury said that his party is in communication with other opposition parties to floor the impeachment motion in the budget session of Parliament commencing from Jan 29.

   Importance of Congress

To floor an impeachment motion, signatures of 50 MPs are required. CPI(M) has nine members in Lok Sabha and seven members in Rajya Sabha, so if they want to floor a motion in the Parliament they will need the support from Congress which has 57 members.

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