Nariman resigns as solicitor general

Last Updated: Mon, Feb 04, 2013 06:20 hrs

New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) Rohinton Nariman has resigned as Solicitor General of India. Nariman sent his resignation letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, with a copy to union Law Minister Ashwani Kumar, sources here said Monday.

Though the reasons that triggered Nariman's resignation are not immediately known, sources said that he and the law minister were not on the same page on certain issues, and Nariman was upset with the way government instructions were reaching him.

Nariman was appointed solicitor general in July 2011, after his predecessor Gopal Subramaniam resigned, protesting Nariman's appearance in the 2G scam case before the Supreme Court.

The solicitor general is the prime lawyer of the central government in the Supreme Court.

Nariman reportedly left for Mumbai after submitting his resignation.

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