Mukul Rohatgi turns down Centre's offer to be Attorney General of India
Senior Counsel Mukul Rohatgi, who was offered the position of the Attorney General of India(AG) by the Government of India, has declined the offer.
Mukul Rohatgi said he was not very keen and had second thoughts before finally rejecting the offer of joining the post.
Till a few days back, it was widely reported that Mukul Rohatgi had accepted the position and taken the offer.
Mukul Rohatgi was to become Attorney General after taking over charge from incumbent AG KK Venugopal whose tenure is coming to an end this month.
In June this year, Venugopal’s tenure was extended for a period of three months or ‘until further orders’. This extension is set to expire on September 30,after which Rohatgi was expected to take over the charge of the said post.
Before Venugopal, Mukul Rohatgi had been the AG for the NDA government between June 2014 and June 2017.