Advocate Mohit D Ram, the panel counsel representing the Election Commission, has resigned from his post, citing his values were not in consonance with the present functioning of the poll body.
“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,” Mr Ram said in his resignation letter.
“I undertake to ensure smooth transition of files, NOC and ‘vakalatnamas’ in all pending matters with my office,” it read.
Adv Mohit D Ram was holding the post since 2013.
In related news, on Thursday, the Supreme Court had dismissed a plea by EC to restrain the media from reporting oral remarks made by a Division Bench of the Madras High Court, saying it will be a retrograde act and people deserve to know what is happening inside the Court.
However, Mr Ram was not part of that case as he had not been given any of the EC’s cases since 2019.