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Talking with oppn on bringing impeachment motion against CJI in budget session: CPI-M

PTI
Published : Jan 23, 2018, 6:15 pm IST
Updated : Jan 23, 2018, 6:15 pm IST

Opposition parties like the Congress and the CPI(M) had called for a probe into the issues flagged by the four judges.

'The CPI(M) is discussing with other opposition parties the possibility of bringing an impeachment motion against the CJI,' Yechury told reporters at the Left party's headquarters in New Delhi. (Photo: PTI)
 'The CPI(M) is discussing with other opposition parties the possibility of bringing an impeachment motion against the CJI,' Yechury told reporters at the Left party's headquarters in New Delhi. (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Tuesday said his party is reaching out to other opposition parties to discuss the possibility of bringing an impeachment motion against the Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra in the coming budget session.

His statement comes close on the heels of four senior judges of the Supreme Court virtually revolting against Misra, raising questions on "selective" case allocation and certain judicial orders, an unprecedented development that sent shockwaves across the judiciary and polity.

 

Opposition parties like the Congress and the CPI(M) had then called for a probe into the issues flagged by the four judges.

"The CPI(M) is discussing with other opposition parties the possibility of bringing an impeachment motion against the CJI," Yechury told reporters at the Left party's headquarters in New Delhi.

The Budget Session of Parliament is set to commence on January 29 and the Union Budget for 2018-19 will be presented on February 1.

The first phase of the session will be from January 29 to February 9. After a recess, Parliament will meet again from March 5 to April 6.

Tags: sitaram yechury, dipak misra, impeachment motion, congress, cpi(m), budget session
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