Impeachment motion against CJI Misra: Congress' Divya Spandana posts tweet accusing him of ‘fixing benches’

On Monday, Congress Social Media in-charge Divya Spandana sharpened the attack on CJI Misra claiming that the had ‘fixed benches’.

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Impeachment motion against CJI Misra: Congress' Divya Spandana posts tweet accusing him of ‘fixing benches’


On Monday, Congress Social Media in-charge Divya Spandana sharpened the attack on CJI Misra claiming that the had ‘fixed benches’. She shared a Twitter post which showed the cases for which CJI Misra had ostensibly ‘fixed benches'. She wrote on Twitter: "Should he not be impeached?"

Naidu had earlier rejected the unprecedented impeachment notice given by opposition parties led by the Congress against CJI Misra, saying it lacked substantial merit and that the allegations were neither "tenable nor admissible"

Earlier, the Congress lashed out at Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu for rejecting an impeachment notice filed by opposition parties against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and said it would move the Supreme Court to challenge the illegal order which had shattered the confidence of people.


Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal told reporters here Naidu's order jeopardised the country's legal system and said the government was not keen to see a probe into the case.

The order is unprecedented, illegal, ill-advised and hasty," Sibal said, adding that it had been passed without a full-fledged enquiry.

"We will certainly move a petition in the Supreme Court to challenge this order, Sibal said.

The Congress leader stressed that never before in India's history had a motion moved by MPs been dismissed at the preliminary stage.

The order shattered the confidence of the people and jeopardised the legal system, he added.

We will ensure the CJI would have nothing to do with this petition, Sibal said.

Earlier in the day, AICC media-in-charge Randeep Singh Surjewala had also criticised the decision and said it was a fight between forces "rejecting democracy" and voices "rescuing democracy".

Surjewala said within hours of 64 MPs submitting the impeachment notice, Leader of the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley had shown "naked prejudice" by calling it a revenge petition, "virtually dictating the verdict" to the Rajya Sabha chairman.

In a tweet, Congress spokesperson and lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi said Naidu "expectedly" rejected the impeachment motion against Chief Justice Misra and that too within a day of his return to Delhi.

BJP mocks Congress' 'Save the Constitution' campaign

 The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday said the Congress does not believe in any constitutional institution of the country.

The BJP's charge came after the Congress president Rahul Gandhi launched 'Save the Constitution' campaign.

Addressing a press conference here, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said, 'Congress party and its leaders don't trust the Army, the Chief Justice of India, the Supreme Court of the country, the Election Commission, Electronic Voting machines, Reserve Bank of India, Prime Minister's Office and even the President of India. They don't trust any constitutional institution in the country.'

He said the Nehru-Gandhi family thinks that only it is entitled to rule the country.

'This family has had a sense of entitlement always. Nehru wanted to be the Prime Minister and agreed to partition. Indira imposed emergency. Rajiv Gandhi allowed the Sikh riots to stay in power. Sonia and Rahul are not sparing any of the institutions of the country to come back to the power,' Patra said.

The BJP spokesperson termed Rahul as a failed politician.

'Rahul cannot convince the people of the country about his politics, that is why he has stooped to undermining the institutions of the country in desperation,' Patra said.

He demanded that Rahul should apologise to the nation for degrading contribution of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar in the making of the constitution of India.


Rahul attacks PM 

 Congress president Rahul Gandhi launched a blistering attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying the country could burn, girls may be raped and the rights of scheduled castes and minorities be under a threat, but Modi was merely interested in becoming the prime minister again.


The twin burning issues of Dalit rights and women's safety were at the centra of Gandhi's all-out attack on Modi at the launch of the Congress's "Save the Constitution" programme, as he asserted that constitutional values had been endangered under the Modi government and assured the people that his party would not let it happen.

Institutions such as the Supreme Court were being trampled on and Parliament had been shut down by the government, he alleged, claiming that if he was allowed to speak for 15 minutes on a host of issues, including the Nirav Modi scam, Modi would "run away".

Going full throttle, he alleged that institutions were being packed with people who believed in the RSS's ideology.

Quoting from what he described as a statement by Modi, the Congress leader said the prime minister saw spirituality in sanitation work undertaken by Dalits.

But people know there was no place for the community, weaker sections of society and women in his heart, Gandhi added.

Attacking the prime minister on employment and other promises made by him before the last Lok Sabha polls, Gandhi said Modi would now come up with new promises for votes.

Modi's earlier slogan of 'Beti Bechao, Beti Padhao' (Save daughters, educate them) had become 'Beti bachao' (Save daughters) from the BJP and its leaders, Gandhi said in a reference to the alleged involvement of a BJP MLA in a rape case in Unnao.

Only the Congress was capable of addressing the problems facing the country, he said.

The country will do its 'Mann ki baat' in the next elections, Gandhi said, playing on the title of the prime minister's monthly radio. 

With inputs from PTI

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