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Ranjit Kumar resigns as solicitor general for ‘personal reasons’

He was appointed to the post in June 2014 after the Modi government came to power. His second term as solicitor general was renewed recently.

india Updated: Oct 20, 2017 14:54 IST
A view of Supreme court in New Delhi.
A view of Supreme court in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)

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 on Friday.

While Kumar confirmed to PTI 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 K K Venugopal was appointed as new attorney general.