Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi on Sunday declined to take up the Attorney General submit. Rohatgi’s first tenure as AG was from June 2014 to June 2017.
The authorities had zeroed in on Rohatgi’s identify to succeed present AG KK Venugopal, The Indian Express had reporter earlier. Venugopal, who’s on his third extension, had indicated to the federal government that he didn’t wish to stay in workplace after September 30 when the time period involves an finish, the sources stated.
Venugopal, 91, succeeded Rohatgi because the 15th AG for India in July 2017 for 3 years. When his tenure resulted in 2020, Venugopal requested that he be relieved of his submit, citing his advancing age. However, the federal government requested him to proceed and stored extending his tenure.
Son of former Delhi High Court Judge Justice Awadh Behari Rohatgi, Mukul Rohatgi was appointed Additional Solicitor General in 1999 when late A B Vajpayee was the Prime Minister. He subsequently represented the Gujarat authorities within the 2002 riots circumstances within the Supreme Court and was appointed AG when Narendra Modi authorities assumed workplace in 2014.
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The senior advocate’s shopper record additionally included Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren, who confronted allegations of unlawful mining allotments; NDTV promoters Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy, in a case involving the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI); and Republic TV founder Arnab Goswami following his arrest by Maharashtra Police.