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CJI impeachment: Congress to seek help of legal experts

News Agencies | Updated on: 23 April 2018, 13:07 IST

Reacting on the rejection of Impeachment Motion notice against Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra by Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Congress leader PL Punia said that the party will talk to legal experts to take the next step.

"This is a really important matter. We don't know what was the reason for the rejection. Congress and other opposition parties will talk to some legal experts and take the next step," Punia told ANI.

Earlier in the day, the Vice President rejected the Impeachment Motion against CJI Misra.

On April 20, the opposition parties led by Congress moved the impeachment motion in the Rajya Sabha, seeking the removal of CJI Misra under Article 217 read with article 124 (4) of the Constitution of India. The motion was signed by 64 sitting members of the House.

As per Article 124 (4), "A Judge of the Supreme Court shall not be removed from his office except by an order of the President passed after an address by each House of Parliament supported by a majority of the total membership of that House and by a majority of not less than two-thirds of the members of that House present and voting has been presented to the President in the same session for such removal on the ground of proved misbehaviour or incapacity."


First published: 23 April 2018, 13:07 IST