Parasaran’s path

February 25 2013

India’s new Solicitor General Mohan Parasaran’s father K Parasaran has been the country’s attorney general in the past. He was also appointed for the Rajya Sabha. Several Congress leaders including Digvijay Singh wanted Vivek Tankha to occupy the post. Vivek belongs to Jabalpur, is a Kashmiri Pandit, and has also held the post of additional solicitor general. But Law Minister Ashwini Kumar had a different opinion on the matter; he wanted someone other than Vivek for the post. He let his intentions be known to Ahmad Patel and Rahul Gandhi and asked time to meet Sonia Gandhi. After that, Ashwini Kumar managed to get Sonia to say what he wanted. Ashwini Kumar met madam and told her that some people in the party wanted Vivek Tankha to be the solicitor general, to which Sonia said, “How about Parasaran? He is a good man, has been with us for several years and Rahul is also of the same opinion.” It is here that the game changed.

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