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K K Venugopal appointed as new Attorney General of India

K K Venugopal

New Delhi: Senior advocate and constitutional expert K K Venugopal was appointed the 15th Attorney General for India on Friday.

The 86-yearold will bring a wealth of experience and legal gravitas to defend the Centre’s policies in constitutional courts.

He succeeds Mukul Rohatgi as the country’s top law officer.

Venugopal’s name was cleared by Prime Minister Narendra Modi immediately after he returned from the US and the proposal received President Pranab Mukherjee’s assent.

Venugopal, who was an additional solicitor general in 1977, returns as a law officer after four decades. Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad welcomed the appointment.

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