Adv. Aires Rodrigues on Saturday demanded immediate resignation of Goa’s Advocate General Subodh Kantak stating that Mr. Subodh Kantak has lost moral authority to continue as Advocate General of Goa more so now after having lost his battle against Right to Information Act.
Rodrigues demanded that if Mr. Subodh Kantak does not quit he should in public interest be sacked.
Adv. Rodrigues stated that it was an irony that Mr. Subodh Kantak did not even understand the basics of law in claiming that the Advocate General’s office was not a ‘public authority’.
Adv. Rodrigues also said that Chief Minister Digambar Kamat and Chief Secretary Sanjay Srivastava should stop shielding the illegalities committed by Advocate General Mr. Subodh Kantak.
Adv. Rodrigues said that though the Bombay High Court had forwarded a complaint of professional misconduct against Mr. Subodh kantak to the Chief Secretary six months ago, no action has been taken by the Goa Government against the Advocate General till date.
Adv. Rodrigues stated that with almost every decision taken by the government being challenged in the Courts it was very evident that the legal advice being tendered by the Advocate General was flawed.
Adv. Rodrigues has further stated that India’s highest paid Advocate General Mr. Subodh Kantak who has been paid more than Rs 5 crore during the last five years was an unnecessary financial liability to the State exchequer.
Adv. Rodrigues said that Mr. Subodh Kantak, instead of upholding the dignity and decorum of the high constitutional post of Advocate General, had tarnished the image and sanctity of the Advocate General’s post by running it like a private office with his family and friends aboard.