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Kapil Sibal Elected as the President of Supreme Court Bar Association

Senior advocate Kapil Sibal has been elected as the president of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) in a recent election held on Thursday in New Delhi. This marks his fourth term serving as the president of the prestigious lawyers’ body, succeeding senior advocate Adish C. Aggarwala.

Kapil Sharma’s Previous Tenure

Kapil Sibal previously held the position of SCBA president in 2001 and served two separate stints in the mid and late 1990s. With a wealth of experience and legal expertise, Sibal’s re-election signifies the confidence and trust placed in his leadership by the legal fraternity.

Succession from Adish C. Aggarwala

Sibal will take over the reins from incumbent president Adish C. Aggarwala, continuing the legacy of leadership within the SCBA. The transition of power reflects the democratic process within the legal community and ensures continuity in the association’s functioning.

Runner-up and Other Office Bearers

Senior advocate Pradeep Rai emerged as the runner-up in the SCBA elections, showcasing the competitive nature of the electoral process. Advocate Vikrant Yadav secured the position of SCBA secretary, further complementing the leadership team.

Election Results and Contestants

In a closely contested election, Kapil Sibal secured a significant victory with 1,066 votes, defeating Pradeep Rai who garnered 689 votes. The election saw participation from several prominent legal figures, including Priya Hingorani, Tripurari Ray, and Neeraj Srivastava, highlighting the diversity of viewpoints within the legal fraternity.

Reactions to the Election

Rajya Sabha member Jairam Ramesh hailed Sibal’s election as a significant win for liberal, secular, democratic, and progressive forces. The outcome of the election is seen as a reflection of broader ideological alignments within the legal community and its implications for future legal discourse and advocacy.

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