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EC panel counsel in Supreme Court resigns

Advocate Mohit D Ram says ‘my values are not in consonance with the current functioning of the EC’

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New Delhi: Advocate Mohit D Ram, who has been panel counsel for the Election Commission in the Supreme Court since 2013 — on Thursday resigned due to incompatibility of his personal values 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.

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“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 wrote.

“I undertake to ensure smooth transition of files, NOC and vakalatnamas in all pending matters,” Ram wrote.

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