Mukul Rohatgi likely to be Attorney General for India again

Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi is likely to take over as the next Attorney General for India.

Sources familiar with the matter said the government, which was scouting for names to succeed the current A-G, K K Venugopal, had finally zeroed in on Rohatgi for the constitutional office.

Venugopal had indicated to the government that he did not want to remain in the office anymore, sources said.

Venugopal succeeded Rohatgi as the 15th A-G in July 2017 for three years. When his three-year tenure came to an end in 2020, 91-year old Venugopal had requested that he be relieved of his post citing his advancing age. However, the central government requested him to continue holding the top office for another term and Venugopal agreed but restricted extending his term by a year.

When appointed, it will be Rohatgi’s second term as the A-G. He had earlier been A-G from June 2014 to June 2017.

The A-G for India, a constitutional post, is the top legal officer of the country.

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