Mukul Rohatgi is the new Attorney General of India

The new government at the Centre appointed senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi as the new Attorney General of India (AGI) to take over from G E Vahanvati as the 14th AG of the country.

The AGI is the Indian government’s chief legal advisor, and its primary lawyer in the Supreme Court of India. He is appointed by the President of India under Article 76(1) of the Constitution and holds office during the pleasure of the President. He must have qualification to be appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court. Like the Advocate General of a State, the Attorney General is not supposed to be a political appointee, in spirit, but this is not the case in practice. Every time a new government attains power at the Centre, all the law officers resign and law officers loyal to the new party are appointed.

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