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Pearl Narang is a final year law student of B.B.A.LL.B (Hons.) at Chandigarh University, Mohali and is currently interning as a Trainee in Business World Legal Community. She is also pursuing a diploma in Contract Drafting, Negotiation and Dispute Resolution. She is passionate about both law and writing.

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Petition in Supreme Court Seeks Removal of Andhra Pradesh CM Jaganmohan Reddy

The PIL asked that the Chief Minister should be removed for his "scandalising" remarks against a sitting Judge.

Petition filed by two lawyers sought Reddy's removal  

Two lawyers namely, GS Mani and Pradeep Kumar Yadav, filed a petition seeking the removal of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jaganmohan Reddy for making allegations against a sitting judge of the Apex Court. 

The plea stated that Reddy has no right to misuse his constitutional post for scandalising the judicial system by sending a communication to the Chief Justice of India.  

Pointing to Reddy's past, the plea stated that Reddy himself faces a plethora of cases, including those related to money laundering and corruption.  

His use of the constitutional post to level "false, vague, political and scandalized remarks and allegations openly in the public and media" against a sitting judge, makes him liable to be deemed unfit to continue in his post.  

Reddy sent a letter to the Chief Justice  

Reddy had sent a detailed letter to Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, in the letter he alleged that Justice Ramana started influencing the course of administration of justice in the state through Andhra Pradesh High Court judge Jitendra Kumar Maheswari, ever since his YSC Congress Party came to power in the state in May 2019 and ordered an enquiry into the “actions of N Chandrababu Naidu in his regime between 2014-2019”. 

Second petition filed in the Supreme Court against Reddy's letter 

A similar petition was filed in the Supreme Court that sought directions to refrain Reddy from making public statements or holding press conferences to malign the “august institution of the Supreme Court” and its judges.  

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