New Delhi (26.09.2022): Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi has declined to accept the Central Government’s offer to return as the Attorney General. Rohatgi accepted that he withdrew his consent to become the AG. The term of incumbent Attorney General K.K. Venugopal is ending on September 30, and he has refused to continue beyond his term, citing his advanced age. Venugopal, 91, was appointed as the country's top law officer on June 30, 2017, and he was given several extensions.
Rohatgi, who is one of the top court lawyers in the country, withdrew his consent for assuming the top post. He was first appointed as the AG in 2014 for a three-year term. Venugopal, while arguing in a matter recently, indicated that he may not continue as the top law officer, after the completion of his present term.