Venkaiah Naidu rejected seven opposition parties to impeach Chief Justice Dipak Misra

Vastavam web: India’s vice president on Monday rejected an unprecedented petition by seven opposition parties to impeach the top judge for “misbehaviour”, saying that the allegations were “neither tenable nor admissible”.India’s vice president on Monday rejected an unprecedented petition by seven opposition parties to impeach the top judge for “misbehaviour”, saying that the allegations were “neither tenable nor admissible”.

“The allegations emerging from the present case have a serious tendency of undermining the independence of judiciary which is the basic tenet of the Constitution of India,” Naidu said in a signed order shared with journalists.“Considering the totality of facts, I am of the firm opinion that it is neither legal nor desirable or proper to admit the notice of motion on any of these grounds.”Misra was appointed last August and is due to retire in October. His office has said he would not comment on the impeachment motion.

The Congress party said it was not surprised by the ruling by Naidu, a former minister under Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has accused the opposition of trying to use the impeachment move as a political tool.