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City breaks 40-year-old BCI jinx

LUCKNOW MAKES its presence felt in the Bar Council of India (BCI) exactly after 40 years sending city?s judicial fraternity on a partying spree. Advocate Gopal Narain Mishra broke the 40-year-old jinx taking the city?s say to the national level. The Bar Council of India is responsible for shaping judiciary at the national level.

india Updated: May 08, 2006 00:57 IST
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LUCKNOW MAKES its presence felt in the Bar Council of India (BCI) exactly after 40 years sending city’s judicial fraternity on a partying spree. Advocate Gopal Narain Mishra broke the 40-year-old jinx taking the city’s say to the national level. The Bar Council of India is responsible for shaping judiciary at the national level.

It may be recalled that Babu Hargovind Dayal Srivastava, who was instrumental in establishing the Lucknow Bench of the High Court, was elected from here to the Bar Council of India in 1965 and since then the city remained eclipsed on the national scene.

Former Advocate General of UP and recently elected MP from Lucknow Virendra Bhatia said: “My association with Gopal is since 1968 when I was the secretary and he was the executive member of the Lucknow University Students’ Union. He has always proved his mettle. I am in the Upper House and he is in the National Bar Council so both of us may do something substantial for Lucknow.”

Lucknow Bar Association secretary Uma Shankar Srivastava and president Saroj Shukla said: “It’s important to be a BCI member. We have no words to explain our joy. Mishra has been general secretary of this Bar Association. We are waiting for his arrival in the city to celebrate the occasion at a grand level again.”

Secretary Central Bar Association Rakesh Mehta and president Shiv Sharan Upadhyaya said: “The lawyers of the State Capital have now a voice at the national level.  Now we have a true representative from Lucknow.”