New Delhi: The law ministry is learnt to have proposed the name of senior advocate KK 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 attorney general.
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.
The noted constitutional expert has been associated with several government instrumentalities to represent them as a senior advocate. Lately, he has been appearing for the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate before the Supreme Court in the 2G spectrum allocation scam.
Venugopal recently appeared for senior BJP leader LK Advani and others before the apex court which restored the charge of criminal conspiracy against them and ordered completion of the trial in two years.
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Updated Date: Jun 29, 2017 19:56:12 IST