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Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar quits citing personal reasons

Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar on Friday resigned citing personal reasons

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India's second-most senior legal officer, Solicitor General Kumar on Friday resigned citing personal reasons. The office of Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad received his resignation letter today. While Kumar confirmed to PTI that he had resigned, sources close to him said it was for "personal reasons". Kumar was appointed as Solicitor General soon after Narendra Modi government came to power in 2014.

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.

First Published: Fri, October 20 2017. 14:09 IST