K K Venugopal will replace Mukul Rohatgi as new Attorney General

The decision to appoint 86-year-old Venugopal as the successor of Rohatgi was discussed before Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the US, Portugal and Netherlands.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 30, 2017 8:25 pm
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Senior advocate K K Venugopal’s name has been cleared for appointment as the Attorney General for India, following the decision of Mukul Rohatgi to step down as the top law officer, as reported by news agency PTI. The decision to appoint 86-year-old Venugopal as the successor of Rohatgi was discussed before Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the US, Portugal and Netherlands.

Quoting sources, PTI said that “Venugopal had a meeting with the Prime Minister before his departure for the three-nation tour”. When PTI reached out to Venugopal for his comments on the same, he said: “I will speak only after the notification is issued.”

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    Taaza Khabar
    Jul 1, 2017 at 6:37 am
    Why not promote the Solicitor-General to Attorney General? After all the SG would have been aware of all that Shri Rohatgi was doing. Also who will now defend Shri L K Advani in the Babri Masjid case? Interesting!
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      Vish
      Jun 30, 2017 at 8:44 pm
      Mr. Venugopal is 86.. in the interest of the country, it is better to appoint a good SC advocate, who is mentored by Mr. Venugopal or Mr. Rohatgi is appointed as AG of India.
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        Mahan Murphy
        Jun 30, 2017 at 8:21 pm
        If 75 years is cut off why a 86 year old is chosen now? No strict rules. They will bend as it suits them.
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