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Solicitor general Rohinton Nariman resigns

Rohinton Nariman, the solicitor general who had succeeded Gopal Subramanium in July 2011, resigned today according to the Times of India and IBN Live.

According to both TOI and IBN, the reasons behind the resignation are “not known yet”, though IBN citing “sources” wrote that “there were differences of opinion between Nariman and Law Minister Ashwani Kumar”.

Nariman is the son of former additional solicitor general of India Fali S Nariman who in 1975 resigned from his post protesting the imposition of a constitutional emergency by then prime minister Indira Gandhi.

Legally India Supreme Court postcard writer @Courtwitness1 tweeted:

“This has got to be a record of some sort... Two SG s quitting in succession, midway through their terms!”

“Rumour was that he wasn't particularly happy with the way govt litigation was being run. Not sure if that's proximate cause as well.”

@arungiri tweeted: “Lets start the prediction game on who ll be new SG.. my prediction - [Mohan] Parasaran… What say”

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