Eminent jurist and former Attorney General of India Soli Sorabjee on impeachment motion against the CJI, the unprecedented press-conference by the four senior-most judges of the Supreme Court, and the rights of the CJI as 'master of the roster'.
Justice Chelameswar had recently courted controversy by holding a press conference along with other three senior most judges in which litany of allegations were made against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra.
Naidu had on April 23 rejected the impleachment notice given by seven opposition parties led by the Congress on five grounds of "misbehaviour". This was the first time that an impeachment notice was filed against a sitting CJI.
Asserting that the "independence of judiciary is non-negotiable", Justice Lodha said it was for the CJI to take the institution forward by showing "statesmanship qualities" and taking his colleagues together.