Madras HC Slams State Bar Council For Delaying the Approval of Amendments of Rules of Qualifications

Published on 10 Feb 2018 by Tushar

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The Bench Justices N Kirubakaran and R Tharani at Madurai is currently in the midst of hearing various related petitions including those alleging rampant bribery and cash-for-votes malpractices being indulged in by election hopefuls.

These developments persist even after the Principal Bench of the Madras High Court upheld the concurrent powers of the State Bar Council to frame amending rules for the qualification of electoral candidates. The proposed amendments in question had been expected to address some of the concerns raised previously, regarding the possibility of malpractices tainting the conduct of elections.

However, the Court’s observation that these proposed amendments would only take effect after the approval of the Bar Council of India (BCI) appears to have stoked even more conflict.

As the Court was dictating the above verdict, it was informed that the BCI had deferred taking a decision on the approval of these proposed amendments.

Source: BarandBench



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