The opposition move to impeach the CJI Dipak Misra has suffered a major setback. Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu rejected the notice citing lack of substantial merit in it , according to media reports coming in.
Naidu held extensive consultations with top legal and constitutional experts before taking the decision, according to various media reports.
The rejection of the notice comes a day after he held the consultations with such experts to determine the maintainability of the motion.
According to reports, Vice President Naidu met several experts after he re-scheduled his travel plans considering the seriousness of the matter.
Seven opposition parties led by the Congress had last week moved a notice before him for impeachment of the CJI on five grounds of “misbehaviour”.
This is the first time ever that an impeachment notice has been filed against a sitting CJI.