The Advocate General of Tamil Nadu, Vijay Narayan has sent his resignation to Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami (who submitted his resignation to Governor Banwari Lal Purohit today).
Interestingly, the resignation was sent on May 1, a day before the declaration of the State Assembly election results, however, when he was asked as why he resigned even before the declaration of election results, he responded by saying, "That has been the tradition."
Tamil Nadu's Advocate General Vijay Narayan resigns.— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) May 3, 2021
The letter was sent to the Chief Minister @EPSTamilNadu on May 1, a day before the declaration of the State Assembly Election results.
Read his resignation letter: pic.twitter.com/NG95AqNovq
The letter begins by stating that,
"As I complete my term as Advocate General for Tamil Nadu, the time has come for me to return to private practice. Due to this personal reason, I wish to tender my resignation from the position of Advocate General for Tamil Nadu."
"Though I took over at a slightly turbulent time during the State's political history, I must candidly state that I enjoyed every moment of my tenure. The Chief Minister as well as the Law Minister were a source of great strength to me and treated me with utmost respect and regard for which I shall be eternally grateful," the letter further states.
Thanking all government officials for having cooperated with him, his letter further adds,
"Tamil Nadu has extremely fine officers. Their vast administrative experience and invaluable guidance on matters of extreme sensitivity was especially helpful. My personal thanks also go to my staff in the office of the Advocate General. They provided very able support."
About Senior Advocate Vijay Narayan
Senior Advocate Vijay Narayan was appointed as the Advocate General for the State of Tamil Nadu in August 2017, following the resignation of Mr. R. Muthukumaraswamy.
Mr. Narayan comes from a family of eminent lawyers and jurists. Interestingly, his father's younger brother, Mr. K. K. Venugopal is the current Attorney General for India. Besides, his paternal grandfather was legendary lawyer M.K. Nambiar and his maternal grandfather was Sardar K.M. Panikkar, a member of the Constituent Assembly.
After completing his graduation from Loyola College in 1977, he joined Law College, Madras in 1978 and graduated in 1982. Subsequently, he joined the chambers of Mr. P. Chidambaram, and worked with him until he became a Member of Parliament. He was then designated as a Senior Advocate in 2004.
Read Resignation Letter