K K Venugopal to continue as Attorney General

K K Venugopal

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind has reappointed K K Venugopal as the Attorney General for India for one year. His present three-year term ends today.

“The President is pleased to re-appoint Shri K K Venugopal, Senior Advocate as Attorney General for India for a period of one year we.f.July 1, 2020,” according to a notification.

Venugopal, a leading lawyer of the country, succeeded Mukul Rohatgi as the Attorney General on 30 June, 2017.

Senior government officials had earlier said that the Union government had written to Venugopal, 89, about its plan to give him a fresh tenure.

In his reply, the top law officer said due to his advanced age, he would prefer to have a one-year fresh stint.

 

NT Bureau