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Law and legalities

Union Law Secretary T K Vishwanathan,who is said to be the frontrunner to fill the vacancy in Nirvachan Sadan after Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalaswami completes.....

Union Law Secretary T K Vishwanathan,who is said to be the frontrunner to fill the vacancy in Nirvachan Sadan after Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalaswami completes his term in mid-April,seems to have ruled himself out. Recently,Vishwanathan opposed the candidature of the Telecom Secretary as the next chairman of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) arguing that it would be a conflict of interest since the Telecom Ministry plays a crucial role in the appointment of TRAI chief. By this yardstick,the Law Ministry plays an important role in deciding who will be appointed Election Commissioner.