New Delhi: Senior advocate KK Venugopal is the new Attorney General for India. President Pranab Mukherjee has endorsed his arrangement and formal requests are announced soon. Mr Venugopal, 86, will succeed Mukul Rohatgi, who did not wish to continue the second term, saying he wishes to return to private practice.
Because of his constitutional ability and tremendous legal experience, Venugopal had developed as the leader for the post.
In 1992, as the guidance for the Uttar Pradesh government, Venugopal declined to shield the BJP-drove Kalyan Singh government in the Babri Masjid Demolition case under the steady gaze of the Supreme Court. He pulled back from the case saying “My head hangs in shame at the incident”. No matter, he thusly safeguarded BJP pioneer LK Advani for the situation.
Venugopal was as of late incorporated into a powerful committee, by the Law Ministry, to propose measures to make India a worldwide centre point for intervention and pacification.
A prominent constitutional master, Venugopal is the beneficiary of Padma Vibhushan and Padma Bhushan. He would turn into a law officer for the second time subsequent to being an Additional Solicitor General amid the Morarji Desai government in the 70s.
He had additionally spoken to Dalit powerhouse Mayawati in corruption cases and helped the Bhutan government to outline its constitution.
Mr Venugopal for being a successor of Mr Rohatgi, 61, had his term reached out on June 3. On June 12, he kept in touch with the government saying he didn’t wish to have his term expanded. Law ministry said they were “not aware why the Attorney General is not keen to continue”.
Venugopal had a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi before the PM left for a three-country visit. His name was talked about before Modi’s take off to the US, Netherlands and Portugal.