Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar appoints Soumendra Nath Mukherjee as WB Advocate General

Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar appoints Soumendra Nath Mukherjee as WB Advocate General

Hummingbird News Desk

KOLKATA, 14 SEP: Senior Advocate Soumendra Nath Mukherjee aka Gopal Mukherjee has been appointed as Advocate General (AG) of West Bengal.

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West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar appointed him as the Advocate General of the state on Tuesday, 14 September.

Principal Secretary to the Govt of West Bengal, Siddhartha Roy Chowdhury issued a notification (No 1640-J/JD/2G-26/86 dated Kolkata, the 14th September) saying, “In exercise of the power conferred by Clause (1) of the Article 165 of the Constitution of India, the Governor is hearby pleased to appoint Shri Soumendra Nath Mukherjee, Senior Advocate, High Court, Calcutta to be the Advocate General for the State of West Bengal, on usual terms and conditions, until further order, with effect from the afternoon of 14th September, 2021.”

Citing ‘personal reasons’, West Bengal Advocate General, Kishore Datta had tendered his resignation earlier in the day, with the Governor accepting it with immediate effect.

The governor had iterated, “In terms of Article 165 of the Constitution have accepted with immediate effect resignation submitted by Shri Kishore Datta, Senior Advocate, as Advocate General of State of West Bengal @MamataOfficial with immediate effect.”

Kishore Datta had assumed the post of advocate general in 2017.

He is the fourth AG to resign from the position in Mamata Banerjee’s tenure as Chief Minister.

After TMC came to power in 2011, the first AG Anindya Mitra, as well as his successors Bimal Chatterjee and Jayanta Mitra had also resigned from the post.

Meanwhile, Soumendra Nath Mukherjee who joined Calcutta High Court in 1986 is son of veteran BJP leader and former Union Minister cum senior advocate Satyabrata Mukherjee alias Julu Babu. The new Advocate General was educated at Doon School and Temple Chamber, London.

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