BCI to decide if Legislators can continue Law Practice [Read Press Release]

Meera Emmanuel January 10 2018
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The Bar Council of India (BCI) has issued notice to MPs, MLAs and MLCs who continue to practice law, following a representation made by Advocate Ashwini Upadhyay, seeking a ban on MPs and legislators from practicing law.

A press release by the BCI informing the same makes note of Upadhyay’s submission that, since the MPs, MLAs etc. are being paid salary by the Government, they cannot be allowed to practice, as per Rules of the Bar Council of India and the Advocates Act. Upadhyay has alluded . . .

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