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Venkaiah Naidu rejects notice for impeachment of CJI Dipak Misra, says allegations not tenable
Vice-President and Chairman of Rajya Sabha Venkaiah Naidu has rejected the notice for impeachment of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, which was submitted by seven Opposition parties, including the Congress.
"Going through the five allegations mentioned in the notice, I am of the view that they are neither tenable nor admissible," the Vice-President's order on rejecting the notice for impeachment of CJI said.
"In the absence of credible and verifiable information placed before me which gives an indication of 'misbehaviour' or 'incapacity', it would be an inappropriate and irresponsible act to accept statements which have little empirical basis," the order said.
Reacting to the development, Congress leader PL Punia said, "We don't know what was the reason for the rejection (of impeachment notice). The Congress and other Opposition parties will talk to some legal experts and take the next step."
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