SP supports impeachment proposal against CJI


Samajwadi Party has supported Opposition’s proposal to move an impeachment motion against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra. Samajwadi Party leader Ghanshyam Tiwari told a news agency, “The Samajwadi Party stands with the impeachment motion, which is about bringing independence and unquestionable integrity to the judiciary.”

Earlier on Tuesday, Nationalist Congress Party leader D.P. Tripathi said that opposition parties, including the Congress, have initiated the process to impeach the CJI. D.P. Tripathi said, “A lot of opposition parties have signed the draft proposal for moving an impeachment motion against CJI Dipak Misra. Many parties like Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Left parties and I think TMC and Congress have also signed it.”.

The development came after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s meeting with senior lawyer Prashant Bhushan earlier in the day to discuss a possible impeachment motion against the CJI. SThe impeachment motion is in relation to the CJI’s handling of the matters raised by four Supreme Court judges in a press conference on January 11.

Justices Jasti Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, M.B. Lokur and Kurien Joseph had earlier this year said Misra was assigning important cases in an arbitrary manner to junior judges, ignoring these four senior judges