Ranjit Kumar appointed as Solicitor General
The new government led by PM Narendra Modi has appointed senior Supreme Court advocate Ranjit Kumar as the Solicitor General of India. Kumar, who is considered an expert in Constitutional laws, has earlier defended Gujarat in a number of cases.
A few days back, Mukul Rohatgi was appointed as the Attorney General of India, who thus became the top law officer of the country. The Solicitor General is subordinate to the Attorney General for India.
With this, the new government has made its first appointments of law officers who would be representing it in courts.As a convention, law officers resign with the change of government.