New Delhi: Days after attorney general Mukul rohatgi was given an extension of term, he has shot off a letter to the government expressing his desire to no longer continue in office.
In his letter to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rohatgi said he wants to step down as the country’s top law official and return to private practice.
“I want to return to my private practice. I have a good relationship with the government… That’s why i wrote to the government not to extend my term,” Rohatgi told a leading newspaper.
His letter caught the government by surprise since it was only a week ago that Rohatgi was given an ad hoc extention.
Rohatgi’s stepping down as the attorney general will trigger a race for the position.
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