Govt extends AG Venugopal’s tenure by a year | India News

NEW DELHI: The government on Monday extended senior advocate and renowned constitutional expert K K Venugopal’s tenure as attorney general for India by another year.
Law ministry sources said Venugopal was persuaded to continue in the constitutional post for another year till June 30, 2022. Venugopal, first appointed as AG on June 30, 2017, during Modi government’s first term, will turn 90 in September and will become the oldest senior advocate to hold the constitutional post.
Renowned jurist M C Setalvad was India’s first attorney general and had the longest tenure from 1950 to 1963.
Last year, Venugopal had agreed to continue for a year, till June 30, 2021, after a lot of persuasion from the Centre.

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