Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar Resigns for “Personal Reasons”
Kumar had gotten an ad-hoc extension of his term in June 2017.
Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar, the country's second highest law officer, resigned on Friday for "personal reasons".
The office of Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad received his resignation letter today.
While Kumar confirmed that he had resigned, sources close to him said it was for "personal reasons".
He was appointed solicitor general in June 2014 after the Modi government came to power. His second term as solicitor general was renewed recently.
There was speculation a few months ago that the Supreme Court collegium was considering his name as a judge of the apex court.
Recently, Mukul Rohatgi had written to the government that he was not interested in a second term as attorney general.
Senior lawyer KK Venugopal was appointed as new attorney general.
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