The second highest ranking law officer has resigned from the post of Solicitor General of India today. He was appointed in in June 2014 as the Solicitor General (SG) of India, and also known as most senior supreme court advocate. He had replaced senior advocate Mohan Parasaran who had resigned after the charge of the BJP-led NDA government. Kumar had got extension of his tenure in june this year. The news is trolling all over the press to know the reasons for his this action.
Today morning the Minister of Law and Justice of India, Ravi Shankar Prasad had received resignation letter. According to the sources the reason given for his resignation is personal grounds. Kumar have even confirmed this to the media that the reason behind his resignation is personal. Before the post of Solicitor General, kumar has served in supreme court as counsel for the Gujarat government.
He even represented the Gujarat government in Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake case. There been rumours few months ago that his name was in the consideration as a judge of the apex court but there been no confirmation over this. Earlier when Mr Rohatgi reigned, there was speculation that Ranjit Kumar could resign too. Mr Rohatgi has resigned over declining on his service extension in June this year.