New Delhi: The country’s two top law officers Attorney General Goolam Essaji Vahanvati and Solicitor General Mohan Parasaran have tendered their resignations following the change in the government at the Centre.
Since the tenure of law officers is co-terminus with that of the government, they tendered their resignations according to convention, PTI reports. Sources in the government said by the time their resignation papers are processed, the government would appoint new set of law officers. Ranjit Kumar is speculated to be the frontrunner for the post of Solicitor General. Vahanvati was appointed AG in June 2009 after UPA came back to power. He was the Solicitor General for five years during UPA-1. The law officers – the AG, the SG and Additional Solicitors Generals – represent the government in various courts and tender legal advice on complex issues. Though no decision has been taken by the government to fill the vacancies, speculation is rife that senior advocates Harish Salve and Mukul Rohtagi are the frontrunners for the post