Punjab

Manish Tewari hits out at Congress leaders for 'politicising' AG⁩ office

Says two previous AGs became 'punching bags in proxy political wars'

By Jasleen Kaur -- November 10, 2021 1:11 pm -- Updated:Feb 15, 2021
Indicating that situation is not normal in the Punjab Congress, party leader and Anandpur Sahib MP Manish Tewari said two previous Advocate Generals of Punjab became punching bags in "proxy political wars".

His statement indicates that infighting within the Punjab Congress continues despite leadership changes in the government. The remarks of Anandpur Sahib MP Manish Tewari came a day after Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi accepted the resignation of Advocate General APS Deol.

Deol had resigned amid repeated accusations against him regarding interfering with the work of the Punjab Government and spreading misinformation by Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu.

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Taking to Twitter, the Congress leader said "politicising the Advocate General's office undermines the integrity of Constitutional functionaries".

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"Since the Punjab Government is going to appoint a new Advocate General, it would be well advised to peruse Rules of Professional Standards prescribed by the Bar Council of India," he said.

"Politicising AG's office undermines the integrity of Constitutional functionaries," Tiwari said quoting the rule of the Bar Council of India.

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"Both previous AGs of Punjab became punching bags in proxy political wars. Those who subvert the institution of AG's office need to remember a lawyer is neither wedded to a client or a brief," the Congress leader added.

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Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Tuesday accepted the resignation of Advocate General APS Deol. Sidhu has opposed Deol's appointment because earlier he had represented Sumedh Singh Saini, who was Punjab DGP, at the time of the sacrilege incidents in 2015.

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