NDA’s VP candidate Dhankhar withdraws from SC’s chamber allotment race

The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) on Tuesday said that NDA’s candidate for vice-president Jagdeep Dhankhar has withdrawn from the process of seeking a chamber as an advocate on the Supreme Court premises here.

In a letter to the concerned registrar of the Supreme Court, SCBA President Vikas Singh has said that Dhankhar’s name should be kept out of the process.

“Keeping in view the interest of the Bar, Jagdeep Dhankhar Ji has expressed his willingness to voluntarily withdraw from the process of Chamber allotment so that the Chamber can be allotted to other lawyers as well,” the SCBA President said in the letter.

Singh said that the list of lawyers to be considered for allotment of chambers should be reworked.

Dhankhar, the former governor of West Bengal, is the National Democratic Alliance’s candidate for vice president and is certain to win the election, given the ruling coalition’s overwhelming support in the electoral college.

The allocation of chambers has become a troubling issue in the Supreme Court, with many lawyers complaining over the proposed twin-sharing arrangement.

When the matter came before the Supreme Court on Monday, Justice DY Chandrachud recalled how he occupied a small 120-square-foot chamber in Mumbai when he was an additional solicitor general.


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