Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal
Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal

Cong slams Centre for stalling Justice KM Joseph's elevation

ANI | Updated: Apr 26, 2018 19:09 IST

New Delhi [India], Apr 26 (ANI): The Congress on Thursday slammed the Centre for stalling the elevation of Justice KM Joseph as a Supreme Court judge.

"Central Government only wants judges whom they prefer. Law says appointment will be made on collegiums' choice but this government ignores the collegiums' recommendation," Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal told press, here.

Sibal also quoted a notice released on the Supreme Court's website in January that hailed Joseph as highly deserving.

Earlier in the day, the Central Government sent back the Supreme Court collegium its recommendation to appoint Uttarakhand Chief Justice Justice as a Supreme Court judge, asking to reconsider the recommendation. (ANI)