Several opposition parties are reportedly initiating an impeachment motion in parliament against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra. The efforts are initiated by the Congress and the petition is signed by a number of other political parties.
“Several Opposition MPs, including me, have signed the petition to remove the Chief Justice,” said Majeed Memon, MP Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).
According to Memon, 20 signatures have been collected so far. Three Congress leaders, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Kapil Sibal and Ahmed Patel have reportedly signed the petition and five more signatories are from the NCP.
“The Congress has come out with an impeachment petition to which my party including myself became associated. Other opposition parties have also shown inclination to support it. This is a fierce battle for purity of justice, truth and therefore there cannot be any compromise,” he said.
According to reports. the Samajwadi Party is also supporting the petition.
“The Samajwadi Party stands with the impeachment motion, which is about bringing independence and unquestionable integrity to the judiciary,” SP leader Ghanshyam Tiwari said.