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KK Venugopal to succeed Mukul Rohatgi as Attorney General of India

PTI
Published : Jun 30, 2017, 8:51 pm IST
Updated : Jun 30, 2017, 10:23 pm IST

A decision to appoint the 86-year-old veteran lawyer as the successor of Rohatgi was discussed before Modi's three-nation visit.

K K Venugopal. (Photo: ANI)
 K K Venugopal. (Photo: ANI)

New Delhi: 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.

A decision to appoint the 86-year-old veteran lawyer as the successor of Rohatgi was discussed before the departure of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a visit to the US, Netherlands and Portugal.

 

Sources said that "Venugopal had a meeting with Modi before his departure for a three-nation tour."

When contacted and asked about his priority as the Attorney General, Venugopal said, "I will speak only after the notification is issued." 

Tags: attorney general of india, k k venugopal, mukul rohatgi
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi