Bhopal, Jan 3 (UNI) Lawyer Ravinandan Singh, whose resignation as Madhya Pradesh's advocate-general raised eyebrows, has claimed that he quit voluntarily and not under pressure.
''I did so to let another person have the opportunity to serve in that capacity,'' he told UNI over telephone while describing as baseless senior Bharatiya Janashakti leader and former union minister Prahlad Patel's allegation that Mr Singh put in his papers on account of pressure being exerted to ensure exoneration of a senior Indian Administrative Service officer accused of corruption.
Challenging Mr Patel to prove the accusation, Mr Singh added that he desired to continue working independently in the judiciary. He resigned on Tuesday.
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