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SC to hear plea against rejection of CJI impeachment notice tomorrow

ANI | Updated: May 07, 2018 22:50 IST

New Delhi [India], May 07 (ANI): Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear the petition filed by two Congress MPs challenging the rejection of impeachment notice against Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra by Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu.
Earlier in the day, two Congress MPs - Pratap Singh Bajwa from Punjab and Amee Harshadray Yajnik from Gujarat filed the petition in the apex court against the rejection of the notice, which was moved by seven opposition parties last month.
On April 20, the opposition parties led by Congress moved the impeachment motion in the Rajya Sabha, seeking the removal of CJI Misra under Article 217 read with article 124 (4) of the Constitution of India.
The motion was signed by 64 sitting members of the House.
In the impeachment motion, the opposition cited four acts of misbehaviour, including his handling of Prasad Education Trust case.
However, Naidu rejected the impeachment motion saying that it lacked substantial facts to hold CJI Misra guilty of misbehaviour. (ANI)