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KK Venugopal to be new Attorney General

PTI New Delhi 30 Jun 2017, 20:19:25 IST

Senior advocate KK 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."