Wise decision of Congress not to pursue impeachment issue with party MPs: Singhvi
New Delhi: Two days after Congress withdrew petition from the Supreme Court regarding Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipka Misra’s impeachment issue, senior party leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi today hailed the decision, calling it a ‘wise decision of Congress’.
“Good and wise decision of Congress not to pursue impeachment issue with Cong MPs in SC any further,” Singhvi tweeted.
Two Congress MPs withdrew their petition challenging Venkaiah Naidu’s rejection of the motion against Justice Misra on May 8 after the court refused to give details of the administrative order that led to setting up of a constitutional bench to hear the matter.
Who set up bench on impeachment notice, Sibal asked SC
During the hearing, Congress leader Kapil Sibal had raised questions on the setting up of the constitution bench, including who passed the order for setting up the five-judge bench to hear the matter.
Sibal had also sought a copy of the order on setting up of the bench.
Attorney General K K Venugopal had found holes in the petition, pointing out that only two Congress MPs have approached the court and not six other parties which had given notice for impeachment.
Rajya Sabha members Pratap Singh Bajwa and Amee Yajnik had moved the top court, alleging that Naidu’s rejection of the motion was politically motivated.
Naidu rejected impeachment notice against CJI
On April 24th, Venkaiah Naidu who rejected the unprecedented impeachment notice given by opposition parties, saying that the rejection came after over a month of ‘due diligence’.
Naidu had rejected the impeachment notice saying it lacked substantial merit and that the allegations were neither “tenable nor admissible”.
Seven opposition parties led by the Congress had moved a notice before him for impeachment of the Chief Justice of India (CJI) on five grounds of “misbehaviour”.