India's opposition parties give notice to impeach CJ

India’s opposition parties give notice to impeach CJ

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Accusing CJI Dipak Misra of ‘misusing his position’, senior party leader Kapil Sibal said that democracy can thrive only when the Judiciary stands firm, independent of the executive, and discharges its duty honestly. The Indian Express Report.

Seven Opposition parties, including the Congress, Friday met Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu and handed over a letter seeking impeachment of Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra. The move is significant as it comes a day after the Supreme Court ruled out an independent probe into the death of CBI Special Judge Brijmohan Harikishan Loya.

While the Congress, CPM, CPI, NCP, SP, BSP, and the Indian Union Muslim League have signed the notice, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) were not among the signatories. According to sources, over 60 MPs have signed the petition till now.

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