K'taka Advocate General resigned for the second time in two years

Ravivarma Kumar had opposed the appointments of two additional Attorney Generals
AG Ravivarma
AG Ravivarma
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Karnataka government Advocate General Ravivarma Kumar has resigned over the appointment of two additional Attorney Generals to the High Court.

He sent his resignation to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.

According to a TNIE report from March 2014, Ravivarma was miffed as the state government had appointed two senior counsels to argue the Cauvery and Krishna river water dispute cases in the Supreme Court without consulting him.

The state government appointed Raghavendra Nadagouda as AAG for the Kalaburgi bench of the Karnataka high court and Devdutt Kamath for Supreme Court in July 2015.

The appointees were recommended by Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge and Congress President Sonia Gandhi.

Ravivarma Kumar had opposed these appointments about three months ago as the government did not consult him before making the appointments.

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