Sen's impeachment proceedings in LS on Monday

The Lok Sabha Secretariat has already informed Sen that the proceedings would be held on August 5 and 6 and he has to appear at 3 PM on the first day to present his case before the bar of the House.

Creating history, Rajya Sabha had on August 18 overwhelmingly approved the impeachment motion against Sen, who could become the country's first judge to be removed for misconduct if the Lower House passes it in the same session. Sen was held guilty of misappropriating Rs 33.23 lakh in a 1983 case.

The sources said the President would also have to approve the impeachment motion passed by both the Houses in the ongoing session itself. Asked whether a motion would be moved in the Lok Sabha as was done in the Upper House by CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury, they said there was no such precedent.

Speaker Meira Kumar could make some opening remarks after which Sen would be asked to speak, they said, adding that he has been given between 90 minutes to two hours to conclude his statement.

After his statement, the House would take up a discussion on the issue.

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