Senior Advocate Vijay Narayan has resigned from the post of Advocate General for Tamil Nadu through a resignation letter dated May 1, a day before the declaration of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly results..“As I complete my term as Advocate General for Tamil Nadu, the time has come for me to return to private practice. Due to personal reasons, I wish to tender my resignation from the position of Advocate General for Tamil Nadu,” reads the letter..Narayan added that he would like to place on record his sincere gratitude to the Government of Tamil Nadu for having him given the opportunity to serve as the State’s Advocate General..“Though I took over a slightly turbulent time during the State’s political history, I must candidly state that I enjoyed every moment of my tenure. The Hon’ble Chief Minister as well as the Hon’ble Law Minister were a source of great strength to me and treated me with utmost respect and regard, for which I shall be eternally grateful. I am also grateful to all officers of the government for having given me their unstinted cooperation, thus enabling me to perform my duties and responsibilities with greater efficiency. Tamil Nadu has extremely fine officers. Their vast administrative and invaluable guidance on matters of extreme sensitively was especially helpful. My personal thanks also go to my staff in the office of the Advocate General,” the letter reads further..Vijay Narayan had taken over as the State’s Advocate General in August 2017, after the resignation of Advocate General R Muthukumaraswamy..After graduating from Loyola College, he did his LL.B. from Law College, Madras in 1982. Soon after, Narayan joined the chambers of Senior Advocate P Chidambaram till he became a Member of Parliament. Narayan was designated Senior Advocate in 2004..His tenure as Advocate General saw him appear in several noteworthy cases on behalf of the AIADMK-led State government, including the MLA disqualification cases and, most recently, in the case concerning the management of COVID-19 in the State. .With the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party emerging with a clear majority after the declaration of Legislative Assembly elections results yesterday, there has been a shift of regime in Tamil Nadu. Other government law officers appointed by the earlier AIADMK regime have also tendered their resignations in light of the development.