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Reports have surfaced that the Opposition will be going forward with their proposal for impeachment against Chief Justice Dipak Misra. Opposition parties submitted the motion, signed by 71 MPs, to Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, Venkaiah Naidu this afternoon.
Sources indicate that seven opposition parties have demanded the impeachment of Chief Justice Misra.
The seven parties reportedly moving for impeachment are the Indian National Congress (INC), Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Samajwadi Party (SP), National Congress Party (NCP), Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), Communist Party of India (CPI) and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM). 71 MPs from the seven parties are said to have signed the motion to impeach.
The Congress party will be addressing the press on the proposed impeachment at the Constitution club, New Delhi this afternoon. Sources indicate that the meeting will see the presence of the following party leaders i.e. D Raja for CPI, Vandana Chouhan for NCP, and for the INC, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Kapil Sibal and KTS Tulsi.
Stay tuned for live updates.
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