Communist Party of India (Marxist) Parliamentary Party leader Sitaram Yechury on Monday said the MPs who moved a petition for impeachment of Karnataka High Court Chief Justice P.D. Dinakaran not only exercised their right but also discharged their duty to ensure that the allegations against the judge were probed.

"Nobody else has such responsibility," he said.

Mr. Yechury pointed out that a prima facie case was made out after the Supreme Court collegium recommendation to elevate Justice Dinakaran to the Supreme Court was turned down by the Centre. Under the process, he said, a three-member committee, comprising a sitting Supreme Court judge, the Chief Justice of a High Court and an eminent jurist, would go into the allegations detailed in the notice.

Mr. Raja said that since Justice Dinakaran could not be appointed a Supreme Court judge, he could not be a judge of any High Court too.

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