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telegraphindia.com 15 Sep, 2021 01:15 am

Advocate Soumendra Nath Mookherjee was appointed as the new advocate-general of Bengal

Advocate Soumendra Nath Mookherjee was appointed as the new advocate-general of Bengal
The son of BJP leader Satyabrata (Julu) Mookherjee, who was a minister in Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s cabinet, takes over after Kishore Datta resigned

Advertisement Trinamul sources said they expected the new AG to bolster the state’s legal team, which had suffered a few embarrassing defeats in the courtrooms in recent months.… His appointment is indeed good news for us,” said a member of the government’s legal team.He led the state’s legal team with help and guidance from state law minister Moloy Ghatak and Kalyan Banerjee, senior lawyer and Trinamul MP, with whom he had a good working relationship.A section of lawyers from the ruling party’s camp started saying openly that they were unhappy with the composition of the government’s legal team,” said a source.

A new legal team has taken guard,” said a source.“There is a consensus that Datta was very sincere about his job,” said a source in the high court.

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