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BJP-backed panel wins Tripura Bar Association

IANS  |  Agartala 

After a hectic fight between the lawyers backed by the BJP and the CPI-M, the advocates supported by the saffron party for the first time won the majority seats in the 15-member Bar Association (TBA), an said here on Monday.

"Of the 382 voters, 343 voted on Sunday to elect a new 15-member Bar Association. Lawyers supported by the won nine seats including the post of the President," Returning of the TBA elections said.

He said six posts, including the vital post of were secured by the lawyers backed by the (CPI-M).

At present around 625 lawyers are members of the 109-year-old Bar Association.

"According to the guidelines of the and the of India, those lawyers are practicing consecutively for five years, they are the voters of the TBA elections," Datta Chowdhury said.

The ruling BJP and RSS-backed lawyers' panel for the first time in April won the Tripura election, securing nine seats in the 15-member Council.



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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 12:06 IST