Now it is being observed that India has become a kakistocracy where the government is under the control of the worst, least qualified, and most unscrupulous people.
By Rakesh Raman
The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu – who is also the chairman of Rajya Sabha (RS) – today dismissed the impeachment motion filed by a group of RS members against Chief Justice Dipak Misra.
Earlier, on Friday, 64 Rajya Sabha MPs of different political parties had submitted a notice to remove Misra from his position on 5 charges of misconduct.
The step was taken after the controversial decision on judge Loya’s death delivered Thursday by the Supreme Court of India.
The Supreme Court order had stated that no further investigation is needed in the death of CBI court judge B. H. Loya who was handling the Sohrabuddin Shah encounter case in which Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah was the main accused.
Since Naidu is a BJP politician who was made the Vice President by the ruling party BJP headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he cannot dare to act against another party leader Amit Shah who is an accused in the judge Loya’s death case.
Similarly, as Chief Justice Dipak Misra was also appointed by BJP, he too cannot take any decision that would displease Modi and BJP. As a result, the Supreme Court refused to further investigate judge Loya’s death case and today the impeachment motion against Misra was rejected.
By Rakesh Raman, who is a national award-winning journalist and social activist. He is the founder of a humanitarian organization RMN Foundation which is working in diverse areas to help the disadvantaged and distressed people in the society.
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