Senior Advocate Anmol Rattan Sidhu will be the new Advocate General of Punjab. .Punjab Chief Minister-designate Bhagwant Mann has cleared Sidhu's name for the position, The Tribune reported..Sidhu has been the President of the Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association not less than eight times. He was also Chairperson of the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana, Additional Solicitor General of India, and Additional Advocate General for both the States of Punjab and Haryana..On March 11, Senior Advocate Deepinder Singh Patwalia had resigned from the post of Advocate General in the wake of the change of government in the State. Patwalia had taken over as AG effective November 19 last year, after his predecessor APS Deol resigned from the post. Deol was appointed AG of Punjab on September 27, 2021 after Atul Nanda resigned with the exit of Captain Amarinder Singh as Punjab Chief Minister.Days after his appointment, Deol had tendered his resignation after Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu objected to his appointment. The former cricketer had alleged that Deol was a defence lawyer for former DGP Sumedh Singh Saini and Paramraj Singh Umaranangal, both accused in the Behbal Kalan police firing case.Initially, Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi had not accepted Deol's resignation. Later, Deol released a press statement alleging that Sidhu was obstructing the functioning of the government and the AG's office.This paved the way for Patwalia to take the reins as AG for the Congress government. Owing to the party's defeat to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the recently concluded assembly elections, Patwalia resigned from the post.