CPM to bring impeachment motion against CJI

CPM to bring impeachment motion against CJI

The CPM is reaching out to Opposition parties for initiating a process to bring an impeachment motion in the coming Budget Session against Chief Justice Dipak Misra, who is facing charges of selective allocation of cases among others from brother judges.

So far, the CPM had not called for impeaching the Chief Justice over the charges made by four senior Supreme Court judges.

"It looks like the crisis is not resolved yet. So, there is a need to intervene. We are discussing with the Opposition parties on the possibility of an impeachment motion against the Chief Justice in the Budget session ", the CPM's general secretary Sitaram Yechury said.

The Budget Session of Parliament is set to commence on January 29 and the Union Budget for 2018-19 will be presented on February 1. The first phase of the session will be from January 29 to February 9. After a recess, Parliament will meet again from March 5 to April 6.

The Opposition would need signatures of at least 50 MPs in the Rajya Sabha or 100 MPS in the Lok Sabha to set in motion the process of impeachment of a judge.

Earlier, parties like the Congress, CPI and CPM had demanded that there is a need for a probe into the issues flagged by the judges.

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