A grave attempt to cow down the CJI, one of the senior-most functionaries of the Constitution, stands aborted, but it underlines the nefarious designs being constantly plotted to disrupt and undermine the system
The vicious political contours of the impeachment motion against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra filed by 64 Rajya Sabha MPs were rather too clear right from the word go. It was widely perceived that covertly the motion looked like an attempt at embarrassing the Modi government as much as to subject the judiciary to political intimidation.
The frivolity of the impeachment motion was no less glaring as the leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Gulam Nabi Azad, after submitting it to Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu, sought to amend the number of signatories from 71 to 64 saying that seven of them had already retired since they appended their signature to the motion.
Was the motion drafted many days before it was submitted to the Chairman?