Opposition mulling impeachment move against the CJI: Yechury

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The CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury said the banner of revolt raised by four Supreme Court judges against the Chief Justice of India Deepak Misra was a serious matter. It was thought that the matter would be resolved among them, but even after two weeks, no patch up was reported. He said few opposition parties were considering bringing an impeachment motion against the Chief Justice of India. He said legislature and executive had to interfere when there was something wrong in the judiciary. If certain inadequacies were found they should be set right, he said. Outside intervention is not required if the matter is resolved among the judges themselves, but in the case of their inability, the other two pillars cannot remain spectator. He said the matter was still to be discussed by the parties and their meeting would decide the matter.

The crux of the matter is that the ruling BJP is averse to the idea. Nationalist Congress Party MP Tariq Anwar said the suggestion was in a preliminary stage. He was anguished that the judges could not solve the matter among themselves. The opposition parties would also consider that the required number of MPs could not be brought to support the motion. Two-third number of MPs have to support the motion to go through.

The other point is that the motion would only tarnish the image of our judiciary which is held in high esteem throughout the world. The opposition should not go for any hasty step. Judiciary should be given time to sort out their problems.

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