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BJP slams Congress over impeachment motion against CJI

BJP slams Congress over impeachment motion against CJI

Reactions poured in after the opposition parties moved impeachment notice, accusing the CJI of "misbehavior" and "misuse" of authority.

"The impeachment notice is motivated and the MPs want political mileage knowing that they do not have the numbers to impeach the chief justice".

"The chief justice is not above the law". If he rejects the notice, he may have to submit the reason for doing so. Jailtey described the impeachment move as an "intimidatory tactic" and "revenge petition" to target the Supreme Court after its verdict in the Judge BH Loya death case exposed a "conspiracy of falsehood". The committee found Ramaswami guilty on 11 out of 14 counts.

If the motion is admitted, a debate will be conducted in the House.

"We wish this day had never come", senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal told reporters. "'There is no hope left, everything is managed', says Judge Loya's family".

Many of those who raked up the Judge Loya death case were associated against Amit Shah in the Sohrabuddin case, he alleged and added that Amit Shah had no role in Sohrabuddin case. Denial of permission to proceed against a retired high court judge in the same matter.

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, a former senior minister in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government who also chairs the upper house, must now decide whether the petition merits debate. From Soniaji to Rahul to the Vadras How can we hope to intimidate judiciary like this.

"We had sought an appointment with the Rajya Sabha chairman a week ago".

After a 40-minute-long meeting with Naidu, opposition leaders said they expected positive action from the Rajya Sabha chairman.

'The second charge relates to the Chief Justice having dealt on the administrative as well as on the judicial side with a writ petition which sought an investigation into the matter of Prasad Education Trust, in which he, too, was likely to fall within the scope of investigation.

The report said the oral and documentary evidence had established that two separate accounts were opened by Justice Sen as "receiver" in his own name and a total sum aggregating to Rs 33,22,800, being the sale proceeds of goods, were brought into the two accounts between 24 March 1993 and 5 May 1995.

"If you don't agree with an order, you impeach him?"

Subash Bhattacharya, the lawyer of Justice Soumitra Sen, said that his client is innocent and he will prove his innocence. This is known as the Judges (Inquiry) Act, 1968. Sen was given an opportunity to defend himself through his counsel. In the House, it has to be discussed and passed with a special majority - not less than two-thirds.

Former external affairs minister and senior advocate, Salman Khurshid said that he is not privy to discussions that have taken place between different parties and for him to reflect specifically on whether the grounds for impeachement are justified or not would be "unfair".

"This scurrilous abuse of a judge and attack on his personal character is punishable contempt", it said, adding that these "illegal acts" of parliamentarians have the effect of "scandalising" the court. If you start an impeachment motion against the CJI on the ground that a certain order of his is wrong, then the very independence of judiciary will be at stake. Ramaswami faced corruption charges.

Apparently, the Congress protagonists in the case have already factored that possibility and are said to be ready to challenge the Chairman's decision (of not accepting the motion) in court. The committee shall be selected and constituted by the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha in this case, as the motion has been tabled in the Rajya Sabha. It is very shameful for any citizen of this country to ask for reservation after 65 years of Independence.


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