Senior advocate Gopal Subramaniam on Wednesday asked the Chief Justice of India to withdraw the recommendation about his candidature as the judge of the Supreme Court.
Subramaniam's office said that he has written a letter to the Supreme Court collegium headed by Chief Justice RM Lodha requesting him to "withdraw" the recommendation for his elevation as the judge of the apex court.
56-year-old Subramaniam, who served as the solicitor general during the previous UPA regime, has been "let down" by the decision of the NDA government asking the collegium to reconsider his name as the judge of the apex court while clearing the proposal for the candidature of three others, his office said.
"In the circumstances, he (Subramaniam) does not feel that his name should be reconsidered for elevation to the judge of the Supreme Court, so he has written a letter to CJI to withdraw his candidature as the judge of the Supreme Court," it said.
The government had earlier cleared the names of Calcutta High Court chief justice Arun Mishra, Orissa High Court Chief Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel and senior advocate Rohinton Nariman for elevation to the Supreme Court.