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Govt not to ask S-G to withdraw his resignation


Ashok Bagriya,CNN-IBN
Jul 11, 2011 at 10:32pm IST

New Delhi: Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium is finally on his way out with sources claiming that the Government has not asked him to reconsider his resignation. Law Minister Veerappa Moily spoke to Subramanium on Monday but he did not ask the Solicitor General to think against about his resignation.

The government is yet to take a decision on Subramanium's resignation, but has taken the matter seriously as the Solicitor General went ahead with his resignation even after Moily and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh advised him not to resign.

Defending the appointment of Rohington Nariman as the Special Counsel, Moily also told Subraniam that Nariman was appointed for a special engagement in the 2G spectrum scam case in the Supreme Court.

Law Minister Veerappa Moily met the Prime Minsiter twice on Monday on the issue.

Sources have said that the Prime Minister will take the final call on whether to accept the resignation or not.

Gopal Subramanium had reportedly resigned after reports that government was unhappy with the his handling of the 2G case.

Reports also said that Gopal Subramayam decide to resign after a private lawyer was hired to defend Kapil Sibal in the Reliance Infocom matter.

As speculations were rife on weather the Prime Minister would accept his resignation, the Solicitor General camp too spoke up in Subranium's defence. Sources said that the resignation was not meant as a complaint against anybody. Gopal Subramanium met Moily and clarified that the resignation was not meant to embarrass anyone, sources said.

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