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SG Ranjeet Kumar to look into TN trust vote case

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

While hearing the vote case, the Supreme on Tuesday appointed Solicitor General Ranjeet Kumar to look into the matter.

The Apex will hear the matter next on August 9.

This comes after Attorney General K.K. Venugopal last week recused himself from the matter.

The plea filed by K. Pandiarajan, considered to be close to former chief minister O. Panneerselvam, sought to set aside the vote in on grounds that MLAs had voted "under distress".

Venugopal in the last hearing told the that he had given a legal opinion to Panneerselvam faction of the AIADMK, post which the told the former to inform Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar about the same.

"Inform the solicitor general about the recusal. Ask him to assist in the matter," the bench comprising of Justices and A.M. Khanwilkar said.

The apex had on July 5 sought the attorney general's assistance to examine the MLA's plea.

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