The Governor of Tamil Nadu, Banwarilal Purohit has appointed Senior counsel R. Shanmugasundaram as the new Advocate General for the state of Tamil Nadu. This took place days after the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party led by M. K. Stalin formed a new government in the recently concluded Tamil Nadu state assembly elections.
Additionally, the Governor of Tamil Nadu appointed Senior counsel R. Shunmugasundaram as the new Advocate General for Tamil Nadu.
On May 1, the then Advocate General of Tamil Nadu, Vijay Narayan had sent his resignation to the then Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami.
AG R. Shunmughasundaram was enrolled as an advocate in the year 1977 and has fostered experience in criminal law from his father, Late S Rajagopal, a leading Advocate and former Public Prosecutor, Madurai. Furthermore, he was also appointed as an Additional Public Prosecutor of the Madras High Court, and had conducted prosecutions on behalf of the State, the Central Bureau of Investigation, and the Railways.
Lastly, AG R. Shanmugasundaram had represented the government before several forums, including MC Jain Commission of Inquiry which probed the Rajiv Gandhi assassination.