This is the opinion from jurists and ex-judges regarding Venkaiah Naidu’s decision on impeachment
Eminent jurists like Soli Sorabjee and Fali Nariman and some ex-judges did not find fault with todays decision of Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu rejecting the impeachment notice against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra but there was a political divide among lawyers associated with various parties on the outcome.
Sorabjee and Nariman were of the view that Congress-led opposition had no chance to succeed as issues raised in the impeachment notice against the CJI were not of “sufficient gravity and rightly rejected” by Naidu.
Identical views were expressed by former Supreme Court judge P B Sawant and retired Delhi High Court judge S N Dhingra, who said Naidu must have found that the move was politically motivated and without any proof.
However, there was a political divide among lawyers associated with various parties over the Rajya Sabha Chairmans decision to reject the impeachment notice against the CJI, as they termed the move either as “most perfect” or “erroneous” and “astounding”.
Immediately after the rejection order, Sorabjee said if the opposition moves the apex court to challenge the decision he did not see any success for them.