A five-judge bench of justices, SA Bobde, N V Ramana, Arun K Mishra and Adarsh K Girl, headed by Justice A K Sikri, declared the petition as dismissed as withdrawn after Kapil Sibal, appeared for the Congress MPs, decided to withdraw the plea. Responding to Sibal’s questions, Attorney General K K Venugopal said only two MPs of the Congress had approached the apex court. Venugopal submitted that the six other parties that had given a notice for impeachment did not move the top court. The Attorney General said: "The presumption is that all others have not supported the stand taken by the Congress to challenge the rejection of impeachment notice by Naidu," reported PTI.
The Bar Association of India stated that "the notice for the impeachment of Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra was "unwarranted" and an assault on the judiciary". The petition was filed by two Congress MPS, Partap Singh Bajwa and Amee Yajnik, seeking an urgent listing before a Bench headed by Justice J Chelameswar. Kapil Sibal who represented the Congress MPs at the court, was also one of the signatories of the impeachment notice.