Many Congresspersons feel Rahul Gandhi was unduly influenced by CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury to back the motion for impeachment of Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra.
The Chandigarh based lawyer has contended that there are 228 MPs in the Parliament who are facing criminal cases and their interest is in conflict with the law.
“Of the allegations levelled against him, only one relates to his performance as CJI — allotment of cases. But that cannot be an allegation. That has been the case throughout the history of the Supreme Court,” said Justice Thomas.
CJI Misra has questions to answer, crosses to bear. But the notice to impeach him is misguided and ill thought through
Sources told The Indian Express that CJI Misra informally met Justices Ranjan Gogoi and Kurian Joseph on Wednesday and indicated that he was looking into the issues pertaining to the apex court.
The move to tax long-term capital gains will disrupt the transition in the saving habits of Indians. Demonetisation and the progressive lowering of interest rates of traditional instruments such as fixed deposits have led many to invest in shares and bonds.
Making SC roster public is welcome. CJI must take this further — questions related to powers of his office must be addressed
The chief justice must involve senior judges when sensitive cases are to be decided
Sources said some of the judges are holding informal parleys in a bid to resolve the crisis in the wake of the virtual revolt by the four judges against Chief Justice Dipak Misra.
“I met the CJI and handed over a copy of the resolution. He said that he would look into it and ensure there was congeniality in the Supreme Court at the earliest,” said SCBA president Vikas Singh.
Justice Joseph said, “Issue was raised, nation has listened. Such issues won’t happen in future… I think the issue is settled now.”
Ram Madhav’s remarks came a day after four of the seniormost judges of the Supreme Court called an extraordinary press conference in New Delhi to speak out against the Chief Justice of India.
The SCBA also said the differences expressed by the judges at the press conference were of “grave concern” and “should be immediately considered by the Full Court of the Hon’ble Supreme Court”.
The CPI leader went to Justice Chelameswar’s residence and by his own admission and asked the judge “what is happening”. Hours later, the CPI disassociated itself from the visit, saying Raja went there in his personal capacity.
Justice Joseph, who left for Kerala after the press conference, said he was “hopeful” that the customary Monday meeting of the four judges with the CJI would take place as usual.