SC seeks Attorney General's help on ban on MP's law practice

ANI | Updated: Feb 16, 2018 18:38 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb. 16 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday sought the assistance of the Attorney General KK Venugopal in connection of banning Members of Legislative Assembly (MLA) and Members of Parliament (MP) from practising law.

The Bhartiya Janata Party spokesperson Ashwini Upadhyay had earlier sent a notice to the Bar Council of India requesting to bar the MP's and MLA's from practising law.

He had stated in his notice that the MLA and MP who double up as practising lawyers receive a regular salary from the government and also charge a fee from their clients for handling their legal cases, thus violating the rule of the Bar Council of India that 'no salaried employee can practice law'.

The apex court will next hear the matter on March 12. (ANI)