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Lawyers extend support to Cong candidate

india Updated: Oct 29, 2006 00:54 IST

LEADERS OF the lawyers’ community today extended their support to the mayoral candidate of the Congress Pt Badri Narain Tiwari.

President of the Lawyers Association and Kanpur Bar Association told newsmen here that after assessing the capabilities of all the mayoral candidates in the City, they had reached the conclusion that Tiwari was the best choice.

Extending support to Tiwari, former president of the Bar Association Surendra Pratap Singh said that he had been doing social service for the last 40 years through ‘Manas Sangam’.

President of the Kanpur Bar Association Manharan Awashthi said that about 80 per cent voters of the advocates community were supporting Badri Narain Tiwari.

Other prominent leaders of the lawyers’ community present on the occasion included former Bar president RK Lal and Ravindra Kumar Tripathi, general secretary of the Bar Association Avinash Chandra Bajpai, president of the Lawyers Association Tarunendra Bajpai, former president of the Lawyers Association Ram Pratap Singh Chauhan, former general secretary of the Lawyers Association Rajendra Awashthi, Sahilendra Kumar Shukla, Raghvendra Pratap Singh, Ramji Dubey, chairman Congress committee (legal cell) Virendra Kumar Singh and Aajaipratap Singh.

Meanwhile, the Brahmin community also extended its support to Tiwari today.

Brahmin leaders hailing form different organisations held a press briefing under the banner of Brahmin Samnvya Samiti and announced their community’s support for the mayoral candidate of the Congress. They said that about 6 lakh voters of their community would play a major role in the election.

President of the Samiti Pt Ramlakhan Bhatt while talking to newsmen said that although their community’s leaders were not in favour of openly extending their support for any candidate, a few so-called community leaders were claiming that the community was extending its support to other party’s candidate.

He, however, said that the community had not made any such appeal in case of candidates contesting for corporator’s post.

President of the Kanya Kubj Mahashabha Pt Shivshya Mishra replying to a question said that the Brahmin community was against the community’s political leaders who changed their political commitments for self-interest.  Prominent among the community’s representatives present on the occasion included general secretary of the Bhagwan Parshuram Dharmarth Santhan Pt Shiv Dutt Tiwari, general secretary of the Brahman Youth Brigade Pt Krishan Kant Dubey, president of the Sri Bhatt Brahman Mahashabha Pt Kripa Shankar Sharma, Dr SP Mishra and Pt Abhya Shankar Dubey.