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Ranjit Kumar to be Solicitor General of India

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 Ranjit Kumar, senior advocate, Supreme Court,  who has defended Gujarat in a number of cases, is set to be the next Solicitor General of India.

The Appointments Committee of Cabinet has cleared the name of Kumar, who is considered an expert in Constitutional laws, service matters, taxation,  and local laws pertaining to rent control.

The law ministry is also likely to notify the appointment of five additional solicitors general — Maninder Singh, PS Patwalia, Tushar Mehta, Neeraj Krishna Kaul and PS Narasimha.

Ministry sources said the SG and ASGs have been requested to take charge as soon as possible as the new dispensation did not want the old team.

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