Opposition leaders today submitted a notice for the impeachment of the Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra to vice president Venkaiah Naidu.
The move comes in the wake of the Supreme Court (SC) judgment of yesterday, which dismissed the demand for an investigation into the death of CBI judge BH Loya.
Over 60 Parliamentarians (MPs) belonging to seven political parties today signed the notice for impeachment proceedings against the CJI, reported. They include MPs from the Cong, the NCP, CPM, the CPI, the SP, the BSP and the Muslim League.
Before meeting Naidu, leader of the opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad met representatives of all opposition parties that had in February petitioned President Ram Nath Kovind for an investigation into Loya’s death.
The motion for removal of CJI Misra was first suggested in the wake of a January 12 press conference of the four most senior SC judges.
The Congress yesterday attacked the SC judgment on the investigation of Loya’s death as a “sad letter day” while underlining that the four SC judges had mentioned the case as a matter of concern in their press conference.>