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Solicitor General Subramaniam meets President Patil

New Delhi, Sun, 10 Jul 2011 ANI

New Delhi, July 10 (ANI): Solicitor General Gopal Subramaniam met President Pratibha Patil on Sunday, a day after he offered to resign.


Subramaniam's resignation offer came after the government asked a private lawyer to defend the Telecom Ministry in the 2G case in Supreme Court.


The Solicitor General was reportedly upset over the fact that the government's law officers were not asked to defend the ministry. Subramaniam is understood to have spoken to Union Law Minister Veerappa Moily, who told him not to act in haste and to wait till Monday.


Subramaniam had in November last year come under fire from the government after the Supreme Court asked it to file an affidavit on alleged "inaction" by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in preventing the then Telecom Minister A Raja from allocating 2G spectrum in a controversial manner.


Subramaniam had sought to be dismissive about it, but the government had subsequently asked Attorney General G E Vahanvati to represent the Prime Minister in the apex Court in place of the Solicitor General.


Subramaniam continued to represent the Department of Telecom (DoT).


The government had also inducted eminent lawyer K K Venugopal to represent CBI along with Additional Solicitor General Haren Raval. (ANI)


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