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Senior Advocate of the Punjab and Haryana High Court Anmol Rattan Sidhu recorded an unprecedented victory in the Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association elections held on April 3.
Defeating his nearest competitor, advocate Dinesh Kumar Sharma, Sidhu was re-elected for the eighth consecutive time as President of the High Court Bar Association.
As per news reports, Sidhu took the lead by securing a total of 1770 votes against his name, while Sharma managed to secure 1707 votes. The third competitor, Chouhan Satvinder Singh Sisodia, could only secure 86 votes.
Speaking to Bar and Bench, Sidhu thanked the entire Association and his friends for their continuous support. Sidhu said that his primary concern would be to focus on welfare and development of the members of the Bar. He said that under his tenure, steps will be initiated in improving the basic infrastructure of the High Court.
Sidhu also wishes to introduce a stipend for young lawyers and also intends to increase the corpus of funds available with the Bar Association from seven crore to fifteen crore.
After completing his law in 1985, Sidhu was enrolled as a lawyer and started practicing in the High Court of Punjab and Haryana at Chandigarh. He was first elected as President of the Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association in the year 2003. Sidhu also served as an Assistant Solicitor General for India from 2008 to 2014.