Senior Advocate Dushyant Dave on Thursday stepped down as president of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) with immediate effect.
In a brief letter, Dave, who was elected to head the lawyers’ body in December 2019, said that the tenure of the SCBA Executive Committee had already ended and it may not be possible to hold virtual elections as per schedule “due to reservations held by some lawyers”.
“Following recent events, I feel that I have forfeited my right to continue as your Leader and so I hereby tender my Resignation from the post of the President of the SCBA with immediate effect. Our term has already come to an end,” the letter said.
It added that “we sincerely decided to hold virtual election to elect a new body. Now I find it may not be possible to hold them as per the schedule declared by the Election Committee due to reservations held by some of you. I understand their position and have no quarrel with it but to me any further continuation as the President in these circumstances will be morally wrong”.
Dave was first elected SCBA president in 2014 and was re-elected in 2015.
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