EC lawyer quits, says ‘values not in consonance with those of election panel’
One of the lawyers in the Election Commission of India’s panel of counsels for the Supreme Court, Mohit D Ram, has resigned saying that his values “are not in consonance” with those of the poll panel.
“It was an honour to represent the Election Commission of India (ECI). I had a cherishing milestone of my career, in the journey which began with being part of the office of Standing Counsel of ECI and progressed as one of the panel counsels of ECI (since 2013),” Ram wrote in a letter addressed to the Director (Law) of the Commission on Thursday.
“However, I have found that my values are not in consonance with the current functioning of the ECI; and hence I withdraw myself from the responsibilities of its panel counsel before the Supreme Court of India,” he added….