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K K Venugopal likely to be next attorney general

The Law Ministry is learnt to have proposed the name of senior advocate K K Venugopal as the next attorney general after Mukul Rohatgi decided against continuing as the top law officer of the government.
The file has been referred to the Prime Minister's Office for a final call, highly placed sources in the Law Ministry said on Thursday.
The president signs the warrant of appointment of the attorney general.
Rohatgi had told the government that he would not like to go for another term as the AG.
Venugopal, 86, is likely to represent the government as a law officer for the second time as he was one of the Additional Solicitors General during the Morarji Desai government.
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