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Confirmed: Mukul Rohatgi, not Salve, gets Attorney General of India post

Senior counsel Mukul Rohatgi, the "King of Miscellaneous Days" according to this profile by Court Witness, has formally been confirmed to be the recently elected BJP government's Attorney General of India, reported the PTI.

Rohatgi told NDTV: “My priority would be to streamline the litigation process, to cut down litigation between government departments and PSUs... New government will co-operate in this aspect as this government wants to change a lot.”

His appointment, replacing senior counsel Goolam Vahanvati, follows weeks of speculation about whether fellow senior counsel Harish Salve would get the top government legal job; Salve was considered the front-runner for the job by the Mail Today and DNA only two weeks ago according to its sources. However, the Economic Times hinted five days ago that Salve's heavy existing commitments, including in international arbitration and as a barrister at London's Blackstone Chambers, could be an issue.

The new government's law minister is Ravi Shankar Prasad.

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