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KK Venugopal appointed new Attorney General of India

Senior lawyer KK Venugopal. Photograph: (Twitter)

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jun 30, 2017, 02.30 PM (IST)

Senior lawyer KK Venugopal has been appointed as the next Attorney General of India. 
 
President Pranab Mukherjee has approved his appointment and formal orders are expected soon.

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He will succeed 86-year-old Mukul Rohatgi.

Venugopal was appointed by the Royal Government of Bhutan to serve as the Constitutional adviser for the drafting of the Constitution of Bhutan.

Venugopal held the office of Additional Solicitor General in Morarji Desai's Government.

He also appeared for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani in the Babri demolition case.

 

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