Congress MPs withdraw plea challenging rejection of impeachment notice against CJI

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The two Congress MPs, who challenged in the Supreme Court the rejection of notice on impeachment against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra by Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu, have withdrawn their plea today.

They have questioned listing of their plea before a five-judge bench of the apex court. Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for the MPs, asked who passed the order for setting up the bench to hear the matter.

Sibal said the matter was listed before the bench through an administrative order. He said the Chief Justice of India cannot pass such orders in this matter.

After a 45-minute hearing, the five-judge bench headed by Justice A K Sikri declared the petition as dismissed as it has been withdrawn.

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