JAMMU, Apr 24: In order to make the Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association Jammu elections expense free and to save the time of the lawyers, a Mega Voters Meet was organized in the premises of High Court at Janipur by Voters Corner.
Giving information about this initiative at a press conference, Convener of the Voters Corner H C Jalmeria and its Patron A V Gupta said that Voters Corner was established 32 years back with the concept of making the election of Bar Association transparent and expenses free besides saving time and energy of the contesting candidates and the lawyers.
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“An experiment of inviting all the contesting candidates to the broader meeting of the voters and hearing them on their respective manifestoes followed by question answers session was made 32 years back when T S Thakur who later became Chief Justice of India, contested election for the post of President of this Bar”, they said, adding “the process of holding such voters’ meet has been carried through in all most all elections of the Bar thereafter”.
“This is a unique but most needed concept which deserves to be adopted in all elections whether for Lok Sabha, State Assemblies or other democratic bodies”, they further said, adding in the Mega Voters Meet held yesterday all contesting candidates presented their respective manifestoes.
The candidates who participated included A K Sawhney, Abhinav Sharma, Shakti Gupta Vikram Sharma for the post of President; Monish Chopra, Rakeshwar Singh Durswal, Rohit Bhagat for the post of Vice President; Abhishek Wazir and Anil Khajuria for the post of General Secretary; Bhavishya Sudan, Pardeep Majotra, Snigdha Shekhar & Varun Kotwal for the post of Joint Secretary and Nikash Sharma, Sahil Bavoria and Shushant Samnotra for the post of Treasurer.
The proceedings of the Voters Meet were conducted by the Convener of the Voters Corner H C Jalmeria and presided over by Senior Advocate A V Gupta. Amrit Sareen , Meharban Singh and Ajay Bakshi were present as members of the Voters Corner.