Cong to challenge Chairman’s rejection of notice in SC

RSTV Bureau
New Delhi: Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Kapil Sibal addressing a press conference after opposition parties submitted a notice to the Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairperson Venkaiah Naidu to initiate impeachment proceedings against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, New Delhi, April 20, 2018. PTI

New Delhi: Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Kapil Sibal addressing a press conference after opposition parties submitted a notice to the Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairperson Venkaiah Naidu to initiate impeachment proceedings against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, New Delhi, April 20, 2018.
PTI

The Congress party will challenge Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu’s decision rejecting the Notice for Removal of Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra in the Supreme Court. Reacting to the Chairman’s decision on Monday, it questioned the rejection of the Notice moved by seven opposition parties.

Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal told that the order jeopardised the country’s legal system and said the government was not keen to see a probe into the case.

“We will certainly move a petition in the Supreme Court to challenge this order,” Sibal said.

The Congress leader stressed that never before in India’s history had a motion moved by MPs been dismissed at the preliminary stage.

“We will ensure the CJI would have nothing to do with this petition,” Sibal said.

Rajya Sabha Chairman Naidu had earlier on Monday rejected the unprecedented Notice for Removal of CJI Dipak Misra given by opposition parties led by the Congress, saying it lacked substantial merit and that the allegations were neither “tenable nor admissible”.

(With inputs from PTI)