K K Venugopal to be new Attorney General

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

Published: 30th June 2017 07:53 PM  |   Last Updated: 30th June 2017 07:53 PM   |  A+A-

K K Venugopal (Twitter/@KKV1931)

K K Venugopal (Twitter/@KKV1931)


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."

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