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Refusing to admit the notice of motion, Naidu, in a ten-page order, 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.
Addressing a press conference soon after Naidu quashed the impeachment notice, Congress leader Kapil Sibal said the party would move the SC to challenge the "unprecedented, illegal, ill-advised and hasty order" that had "jeopardised" the legal system.
Upset with the rejection, Sibal claimed that never before in the history of India an impeachment motion has been dismissed at a preliminary stage. He said that Rajya Sabha chairman's order was illegal and passed without full-fledged enquiry.
On Friday, a delegation led by leader of opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad and comprising MPs from Congress, SP, BSP, IUML, NCP, CPI(M) and CPI met Naidu and submitted the notice for impeachment.
CJI Dipak Misra impeachment: Kapil Sibal told The Indian Express, “I will not appear in the Chief Justice’s court (in Supreme Court) from tomorrow onwards... till he retires, because that is consistent with the highest standards of my profession.”