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Praja Rajyam plans to constitute legal teams

November 22, 2008

Addressing a gathering of nearly 1,000 advocates at the State level convention, the Praja Rajyam Party president Chiranjeevi said that advocates had a vital role to play in the party's endeavor of achieving social justice. He said that the party is planning to constitute 8 member teams of lawyers in each Assembly segment to help voters get enrolled and the candidates file the nominations at the time of general elections.

Chiranjeevi expressed concern at the rising instances of atrocities on the weaker sections by those from the upper castes. From statistics available, the number of such attacks were more in the rural areas and asking the advocates impressed with the Praja Rajyam's agenda of social justice to do their mite.

Chairman of the Praja Rajyam Manifesto Committee and Legal Cell, former Union Minister P Shivasankar said all advocates should familiarize themselves with the Representation of the People's Act, 1950 and 1951. Dr Mithra presided over the convention. Several advocates including S Malleswara Rao, AP Bar Council Member and PS Balasubramanyam from Pulivendula addressed the gathering.

Chiranjeevi does require legal brains to help him following a Magistrate has directing the Kazipet police to book case on Chiranjeevi under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act following a complaint.



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