Solicitor general Ranjit Kumar resigns for personal reasons


New Delhi: Senior advocate Ranjit Kumar resigned from the solicitor general for ‘personal reasons’ on Friday. It is the post of second highest senior legal officer in the country. Ranjit Kumar’s resignation letter found today in the office of Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad.

Ranjit Kumar confirmed the resignation of Solicitor General, while his close sources told that it has been given ‘for personal reasons’.

Ranjit Kumar was appointed Solicitor General in June 2014 after the Modi government came to power. His second term as Solicitor General began recently.

It was a few months ago that it was discussed that the Supreme Court’s Collegium is considering the names of the judges of the top court.

Recently, senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi had resigned from the post of Attorney General. He had said in a letter to the government that he is not interested in the second term as an attorney general. After the resignation of Rohatgi, Senior Advocate K Venugopal was appointed the new Attorney General.



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