Election Commission panel counsel in SC resigns, says “my values are not in consonance with the current functioning of the commission”.

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Advocate Mohit D Ram, the panel counsel representing the Election Commission of India, tendered his resignation on Friday, saying “my values are not in consonance with the current functioning of the commission”.

Mohit D Ram had been the panel counsel representing ECI in the Supreme Court since 2013.

“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,” Mohit D Ram wrote.

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