Congress’ decision on impeachment motion was not correct: Mamata

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Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said Congress’ decision to bring an impeachment motion against Chief Justice Dipak Misra was incorrect and clarified that her party did not support the move.

“The Congress’ decision to submit an impeachment motion against the Chief Justice was not correct. They wanted us to support it. But Trinamool Congress did not support it,” Banerjee said during an interview to News18 Bangla.

“I told Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi not to go for impeachment,” Banerjee added.

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday rejected the impeachment motion filed by 64 MPs belonging to seven parties led by the Congress against the CJI on the ground that there was lack of “credible and verifiable” information on charges of “misbehaviour”, which, he said, undermined judiciary’s independence.

However, Congress leader and former Law Minister Kapil Sibal, termed Naidu’s decision as illegal and unconstitutional and said the order will be challenged in the Supreme Court.

–IANS

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  1. Refer to written opinion given by Senior Advocate and former AT during Mrs.Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi and just retired as a member of Ramya Sang a ( nominated by Congress). it has apeared in Times of India Chennai edition 24th April. Decision of Lol Sabha Speaker and Ramya Sabha Chairman to reject impeachment notice for lack of credibitu and evidence can not be taken to Supreme Court. Their decision can not be challenged as per the Constitution. He has given this opinion in writing.

  2. Kapil Sibal will learn things the hard way. From the corner Prasanth Bhushan stokes. If the episode is not set to subside without further adventure it will spell doom.Hear the legal luminaries sane advice. Draw the curtains down.