Venugopal to continue as A-G for 3 more months
One-liner: Senior advocate K K Venugopal has agreed to continue as the Attorney General for India for three more months following a request by the central govt.
Term to end: His present one-year term was to end on June 30.
Personal reasons: Venugopal was not willing to continue in the constitutional post due to personal reasons.
Centre's request: But following a request by the central govt, he has agreed to continue as the top law officer of the Union of India for three more months.
Reappointed: Venugopal, 91, was appointed by the President of India as Attorney General in July 2017, succeeding Mukul Rohatgi. He was subsequently reappointed to the post.
High-profile cases: In view of the high-profile cases Venugopal is handling in the SC and his experience at the Bar, the govt is keen that he continued as its top law officer.