Election Commission lawyer resigns for values not being in consonance with poll body

Mohit D Ram’s resignation from the Election Commission’s counsel panel on Friday marked the end of his carrier with the election body. He represented the poll body since 2013 and termed this journey as ” a cherishing milestone” of his carrier.

The reason stated by him for the sudden end to his association with the Election Commission was that his values “are not in consonance” with the working of the commission at this point of time.

“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,” read the resignation letter.

His resignation comes after the Election Commission fought a case in the Supreme Court requesting that the media be stopped from reporting court observations.

The Election Commission’s objection involved the Madras High Court recently commenting that the poll body was singularly responsible for the Covid surge and “should be booked for murder” for not stopping election rallies in the last two months. The comment was not in the final order.

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