Union Minister Vijay Goel on Friday accused the Congress of initiating the motion for the impeachment of Chief Justice Dipak Misra for “cheap publicity and scoring political brownie points”.

“When they (Congress) lose elections, they blame electronic voting machines, then the Election Commission. Now, they are even doubting the judiciary,” the Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Programme Implementation told the media here.

He said that the Congress leaders, after a series of electoral debacles at the hands of the Bharatiya Janata Party, had lost sanity.

Earlier, Goel reviewed the Lucknow Metro rail project and progress made in the Lucknow Ring Road project. He expressed satisfaction over the work done so far and said that officials had promised that work on the 13.5-km Metro corridor would be completed by April 2019.

The Minister said that work on the Rs 2,573.31 crore Ring Road project too was on track.