Centre asks SC collegium to reconsider recommendation for elevation of KM Joseph

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New Delhi: The government on Thursday asked the Supreme Court collegium to reconsider its recommendation for elevating Justice KM Joseph to the apex court, sources said. This comes a day after the government cleared the appointment of senior advocate Indu Malhotra as a judge of the Supreme Court and kept in abeyance a decision on Joseph, who heads the Uttarakhand High Court. Both the names were recommended by the collegium earlier this year.

The government’s decision of not approving Joseph’s name has evoked sharp reactions with the Supreme Court Bar Association President terming it as “disturbing”.

The Congress also on Thursday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of indulging in “revenge politics” by “refusing” to clear the elevation of the country’s most senior chief justice, KM Joseph, to the Supreme Court.

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