“There are questions about his impartiality and track record. Yet, the government brought his name as it doesn’t want consensus,” Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain told HT.
Sources said the BJP leaders cited an intelligence report against him, demanding that someone else by chosen. Joseph had earlier been rejected for the post of Telecom Disputes Settlement & Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) chief on the basis of the same intelligence report.
The BJP had earlier opposed the proposal to make former National Investigation Agency chief SC Sinha National Human Rights Commission member — on the ground that those manning investigative agencies would lose partiality if they expected post-retirement benefits — but the government had appointed him.