Recalling Goolam E Vahanvati's work during 10 years of UPA rule, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday condoled the former Attorney General's death and said he has left behind a "rich legacy, both as a lawyer and a fine human being".
A recommendation of the Election Commission for a "cooling off period" to bar top bureaucrats from joining politics or contesting polls immediately on exit from service has been rejected by the government.
The Group of Ministers on the empowerment of CBI were on Friday briefed by Attorney General Goolam E Vahanvati on the Supreme Court order asking the government to suggest ways for empowering the agency.
Widening its probe in the 2G spectrum allocation case, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has questioned Attorney General G.E. Vahanvati on the legal advice he is said to have tendered in his role as the solicitor general to then communication minister A. Raja on the allotment of spectrum, informed sources said.