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KK Venugopal Appointed As New Attorney General of India

NEW DELHI : Senior advocate K K Venugopal will succeed Mukul Rohatgi as the Attorney General of India. His name has been cleared for appointment following the decision of Mr Rohatgi to step down as the top law officer.

The Law Ministry had recently referred the file relating to the appointment of Venugopal as the Attorney General to the Prime Minister's Office. 

After the decision is finalised, the President will sign the Warrant of Appointment. 

A noted constitutional expert, Venugopal is the recipient of Padma Vibhushan and Padma Bhushan. He would become a law officer for the second time after being an Additional Solicitor General during the Morarji Desai government during the seventies.

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