New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) The government on Wednesday appointed Tushar Mehta as the Solicitor General – the second top most government lawyer after Attorney General.
Prior to his appointment as Solicitor General, Mehta was functioning as one of the Additional Solicitor Generals.
Mehta’s appointment as Solicitor General came nearly a year after his predecessor Ranjit Kumar resigned on December 1, 2017.
Ever since Ranjit Kumar resigned, the office of Solicitor General was lying vacant.
However, with the BJP coming to power at the Centre, he was appointed as Additional Solicitor General in 2014.