Speculations for appointment of new AG

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Jabalpur, Jan 2 (UNI) All eyes are set on Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on when he would make recommendation for the appointment of a new Advocate General, to Governor Balram Jakhar in the wake of unexpected resignation by Advocate General and senior BJP leader Ravinandan Singh.

Legal experts opine that the Chief Minister had the right for appointing a new Advocate General under section 165 of the Constitution.

He could either ask Mr Singh to take back his resignation or make recommendation for a new Advocate General to Dr Jakhar. However, he would have to take a decision in this regard soon.

The mystery behind the resignation of Mr Singh, a former MP, had yet not been resolved. Mr Singh had claimed that he resigned to make way for another person and stressed that he would not withdraw his resignation.

Political observers believe that some important reason must be behind Mr Singh's decision.

Some names doing rounds for the appointment to the post of Advocate General include Additional Advocate General (Jabalpur) R S Patel, Additional Advocate General (Indore) Ashok Kuntable, Additional Advocate General (Gwalior) S S Mishra, senior lawyers N S Kale, V S Shroti and Ravish Agrawal.

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