Venkaiah Naidu rejects Opposition notice seeking removal of CJI 


New Delhi: Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu on Monday rejected a notice by the Congress and six other opposition parties seeking the removal of Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on grounds of alleged “misbehaviour”.

Naidu in his 10-page order states, “… it would be inappropriate and irresponsible act to accept statements which have little empirical basis. As heir to an illustrious democratic tradition and custodian of present and future of democratic polity, we should, in my view, collectively strengthen and not erode the foundation of the grand edifice bequeathed to us by the Constitution makers.”

The Congress reacted to Venkaiah Naidu’s decision and said that it had triggered a battle between forces ‘rejecting’ and ‘rescuing’ democracy.