The impeachment motion of the Congress party targeting CJI, was rejected by the Vice President on ground of unproven misconduct of the CJI. It was held that allegations pertain to period when the CJI was either in private practice or holding a junior position.Two Congress MPs petitioned the Supreme  court on May 7,2018 contesting Vice President’s  rejection of impeachment notice, calling it arbitrary and illegal.

Situation took a dramatic  turn on May 8,2018 when the petitioners’ lawyer withdrew impeachment plea challenging constitution of 5-judge bench of Supreme court  while insisting to get a copy of  judicial order from the Bench. Shocking high drama followed after the lawyer failed to justify the petition against the CJI.

Unprecedented, unpardonable misconduct.

Let the Top court initiate contempt proceedings against all concerned for filing a politically motivated plea and casting aspersions on  the CJI alleging unproven misconduct.

The Congress is on the backfoot. But, introspect on some interesting possibilities:-- 

(a) Whether petition's withdrawal would set the judicial crisis and controversy at rest ?

Perhaps,not,if the Congress leaders' naivete , arrogance and aggression are any indication. They are hell-bent

(b) What will happen ,if, the congress party ill-advised by its legal foot soldiers decide make all its MPs in Rajya Sabha as petitioners?

(c) Will taking recourse to RTI route for getting a copy of " administrative order”,if any, issued by SC's Registrar General help particularly as it impinges on the internal functioning of the Apex court.This needs to be checked.

Let the legal eagles deliberate on the contentious issues and give their opinions to satisfy public curiosity.


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A K SAXENA, an Indian national, is a retired civil servant from Government of India He is also a freelance journalist with several published investigative articles and columns in various fields to his credit. His writings are a reflection of his interest in writing on divergent themes and making the topics relevant to a wider audience. A post graduate in Chemistry from University of Delhi,he could not sustain his interest in pursuing research and instead chose to enter the government service through the IAS etc exam held by the UPSC. “KALASAVYA” that brought out several publications besides organizing cultural shows.

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