Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu rejected the Notice for Removal of Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra this morning. The Chairman had held detailed consultations with the legal and constitutional experts on the notice moved by the Congress and six other Opposition parties.
The Chairman had cut short his visit to Hyderabad and reached Delhi on Sunday as some of the experts he wanted to consult conveyed their availability of Sunday.
Among those consulted by the Chairman included Attorney General KK Venugopal and former AG K Parasaran.
He also spoke to former Lok sabha Secretary General Subhash Kashyap, former law secretary PK Malhotra and former legislative secretary Sanjay Singh. Former Secretary General of the Rajya Sabha VK Agnihotri was also consulted.
Apart from this the chairman also held deliberations with senior officials of the Rajya Sabha. He also spoke to former Supreme Court judge BS Sudarshan Reddy.
The consultations have begun after opposition parties led by the Congress on Friday met the chairman and handed over the Notice for Removal of the CJI bearing signatures of 64 MPs and seven former members who recently retired.
The parties said they were moving the notice against the CJI under five grounds of misbehaviour.
While reviewing the notice, Rajya Sabha officials had mentioned that making public the contents of a notice before it is admitted by the Chair is in violation of parliamentary rules. According to the provisions in the handbook for Rajya Sabha members, no advance publicity should be given to any notice to be taken up in the House till it is admitted by the Chairman.