MP’s MLA’s can practise as advocates, but there is a rider

Members of Parliament and Legislative Assemblies will be allowed to practise as advocates, the Bar Council of India has said. The BCI however added that those who move an impeachment motion against any judge of the higher judiciary will not be allowed to appear before that particular court. BCI chairman Manan Kumar Mishra, a senior advocate, said that the decision was taken by the apex bar body to prevent the “misuse of powers” and “privileges” of a lawyer and not of a member of Parliament.

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Author: Vicky Nanjappa

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