Sibal, Singhvi were trying to influence CJI

The Congress is trying to present itself as a party devoted to ending corruption with its impeachment motion against Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra, but till the announcement of the Loya verdict it was trying to strike a deal with Misra.

Senior party leaders Kapil Sibal and Abhishek Manu Singhvi met the CJI on more than one occasion, according to official sources. The two eminent lawyers were trying to impress upon him to have such verdicts on the Ram Temple and the cases involving Congress leaders that do not harm the party. The process, sources said, came to an abrupt halt with the Loya judgment, thus galvanizing the impeachment move.

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