Hyderabad, Jan 17 (PTI) Andhra Pradesh government todayappointed senior lawyer A Sudarshan Reddy as the stateAdvocate General(AG), making him the first person fromTelangana region to be appointed to the coveted post.
He replaces D V Sitarama Murthy who submitted hisresignation on the advice of Chief Minister N Kiran KumarReddy.
Sudarshan Reddy is a college mate of Kiran Kumar Reddyfrom his Nizam College days. He served as Additional AG tillnow.
There has been a demand from Telangana separatists thatSitarama Murthy, who hails from Visakhapatnam in coastalAndhra, be replaced with a nominee from their region.
The previous Chief Minister K Rosaiah, however, did notheed but Kiran decided to replace Murthy at a time when theagitation for a separate state has reached a crucial stage.
Besides Sudarshan, the name of another senior lawyer andKiran''s friend Nirup Reddy too was considered for the AG''spost. Ultimately, Sudarshan was chosen given his experience asAdditional AG, official sources said.
Meanwhile, the government accepted the resignation ofanother Additional AG A Satya Prasad.