10 reasons because impeachment notice was rejected

NEW DELHI: Rajya Sabha authority M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday deserted a impeachment notice given by antithesis parties led by a Congress opposite Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra. Naidu pronounced he formed his preference on a opinion of tip authorised and inherent experts, including former secretary generals of Lok Sabha and other authorised luminaries with whom he hold endless consultations.


Lask week, 7 antithesis parties led by a Congress had changed a notice before Naidu for impeachment of a CJI on 5 drift of “misbehaviour”. The Rajya Sabha authority pronounced he had minute personal conversations on all aspects outset from a notice and had deliberate any of a allegations done in it away as good as collectively before rejecting a notice.

Naidu cited several reasons for rejecting a impeachment notice in his 10-page order. Here are 10 quotes from his letter.


1. Members of Parliament who have presented a petition are uncertain of their possess case…the phrases used by a Hon’ble MPs themselves prove a small suspicion, a surmise or an assumption. The same positively does not consecrate ‘proof over reasonable doubt’, that is compulsory to make out a box of ‘proved misbehaviour’ underneath Article 124 (4).

2. Conversations between third parties with indeterminate credentials, that have been extensively relied upon, can't themselves consecrate any element justification opposite a hilt of a bureau of a Chief Justice of India.

3. Clearly, this is an inner matter to be resolved by a Supreme Court itself. Going by a 5 allegations mentioned in a Notice, we am of a perspective that they are conjunction defensible nor admissible. The allegations have a critical bent of undermining a autonomy of a law that is a simple principle of a Constitution of India.

4. The supplies of a Constitution bear plenty testimony that a Constitution seeks to settle and maintain an eccentric judiciary. we am of a transparent opinion that all facts, as settled in a motion, do not make out a box underneath Article 124 (4) of a Constitution that can lead any reasonable mind to interpretation that a Chief Justice of India on these contribution can ever be hold guilty of “misbehaviour”.

5. we have weighed a justification constructed in a notice to consider if there is adequate, cogent, awake justification to ensue further. On clever research and reflection, we find there is probably no petrify verifiable imputation.


Chief Justice, Supreme Court judges in 20-minute crowd post Venkaiah Naidu’s rejecting of notice to mislay Dipak Misra

6. Either a allegations are within authorised domain and regard a inner authorised processes or there are unsubstantiated surmises and conjectures that frequency consequence or obligate serve investigation.

7. In a deficiency of convincing and verifiable information that gives an denote of ‘misbehaviour’ or ‘incapacity’, it would be an inapt and insane act to accept statements that have small experimental basis. We can't concede any of a pillars of governance to be enervated by thought, word or action.

8. we am confident that acknowledgment of this Notice of Motion is conjunction fascinating nor proper. One should inspect all a factors really delicately and dispassionately, since initiations of such record tends to criticise a faith of a common chairman in a authorised system. we am also wakeful it is needed that we should have extraordinary, critical and estimable drift for a dismissal of a judge.

9. The timeless parliamentary etiquette and conventions as have been defined in divide 2.2 of a Handbook of Members of a Rajya Sabha have been disregarded. The act of Members deliberating a control of a CJI in a press is opposite appropriateness and parliamentary culture as it denigrates a establishment of CJI.

10. Having deliberate a element contained in a Notion of Motion and reflected on a inputs perceived in my communication with authorised luminaries and inherent experts, we am of a organisation opinion that a Notice of Motion does not merit to be admitted.

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