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Subramaniam withdraws candidature for SC judge post

Last updated on: June 25, 2014 16:26 IST

Senior advocate Gopal Subramaniam on Wednesday asked the Chief Justice of India to withdraw the recommendation about his candidature as the judge of the Supreme Court.

Subramaniam’s office said that he has written a letter to the Supreme Court collegium headed by Chief Justice R M Lodha requesting him to ‘withdraw’ the recommendation for his elevation as the judge of the apex court.

Subramaniam, 56, who served as the Solicitor General during the previous United Progressive Alliance regime, has been “let down” by the decision of the National Democratic Alliance government asking the collegium to reconsider his name as the judge of the apex court while clearing the proposal for the candidature of three others, his office said.

“In the circumstances, he (Subramaniam) does not feel that his name should be reconsidered for elevation to the judge of the Supreme Court, so he has written a letter to CJI to withdraw his candidature as the judge of the Supreme Court,” it said.

The government had earlier cleared the names of Calcutta High Court Chief Justice Arun Mishra, Orissa High Court Chief Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel and senior advocate Rohinton Nariman for elevation to the Supreme Court.

To read the full text of Gopal Subramaniam's letter, click HERE.

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