MVA government retains Ashutosh Kumbhakoni as Advocate General

During a cabinet meeting on December 4, it was noted that Kumbhakoni had resigned. The cabinet said that it should be recommended to Governor that he should be retained as AG. The official decision regarding the same was taken on December 7.

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Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi government has retained Ashutosh Kumbhakoni as Maharashtra Advocate General (AG). Kumbhakoni was the state’s senior-most law officer under the Fadnavis government.

State Chief Secretary Ajoy Mehta said that Kumbhakoni is being retained as Maharashtra’s advocate general, that is, “in continuation of a notification issued in June 2017”. The notification to retain Kumbhakoni was issued on December 7. 

It is said that the AG should resign when the political dispensation changes. The advocate general represents the state in important cases. 

According to the media reports, Kumbhakoni had submitted his resignation to the Governor “soon after the new government was formed”. 

During a cabinet meeting on December 4, it was noted that Kumbhakoni had resigned. The cabinet said that it should be recommended to Governor that he should be retained as AG. The official decision regarding the same was taken on December 7.  

Kumbhakoni has served as a law officer of Maharashtra even during the non-BJP rule before. In April 2005, Kumbhakoni was appointed as first associate AG during Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) government. 

In June 2017, the BJP government appointed Kumbhakoni as the AG. 


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