I am deeply saddened by the untimely demise of the stalwart leader, former Union Minister and brilliant lawyer Arun Jaitley Sir.
I consider myself fortunate that immediately after passing out from the National Law Institute (NLIU), Bhopal, I had got the opportunity to work under him and learn the nuances of the legal profession directly from the luminary that Mr Jaitley was. He helped me in understanding how to build the arguments and win a case on the basis of logic, reasoning and law points. I have been there during his endless conferences with clients and representing councils – conferences that didn’t conclude till all points were discussed threadbare in each and every case – and this only shows how thorough he was with the cases he took and the clients he represented.
I worked under him in the year 2005 and dealt with matters listed both in the Supreme Court of India and the Delhi High Court.
I pray for peace to the departed soul and strength to his family, friends and followers to bear the irreparable loss.
After working with Arun Jaitley, Shivani Bhardwaj became a corporate lawyer with Isolax Corsan. Now she is a Legal Consultant based in Mumbai. Her forte and area of specialisation is the Energy Sector. She writes regularly on legal matters and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bhopal: The monsoon session of Madhya Pradesh Assembly began on Monday, 8 July 2019, with the House paying tributes to departed leaders and two CRPF personnel, who sacrificed their life for the nation. The House maintained a two-minute silence and was then adjourned for the day.
The Congress Government will present the State Budget for the financial year 2019-20 on Wednesday, 10 July 2019 and the current Session will continue till July 26.
During this session, the Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party will be cornering the government on issues like farmer’s debt, transfer industry and the rising graph of unscheduled power cuts.
When the House assembled for the opening day of the monsoon session, Assembly Speaker Narmada Prasad Prajapati offered his tributes to former Goa Chief Minister and India’s Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, Vimla Varma, Shivnarayan Meena, Sunderlal Tiwari, Gangabai Uraiti, Vijay Kumar Patni, Satish Kumar Chauhan, Meera Dhurve, Balram singh Thakur, all former MLAs and two CRPF personnel, Harish Chandra Pal and Sandeep Yadav. Pal, a CRPF jawan from Bhopal died fighting the maoists in Chhattisgarh’s Dhamtari district in April, and Sandeep Yadav, hailing from Dewas district died in a terror attack in Jammu-Kashmir’s Anantnag district in June this year.
Tributes were also offered by Chief Minister Kamal Nath, former CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Gopal Bhargava, the Leader of Opposition in the Assembly.
Bhopal: Tributes were paid to former Himachal Pradesh Governor Urmila Singh and others who passed away recently by the Madhya Pradesh Assembly on the opening day of t he monsoon session.
At the outset, Assembly Speaker Sitasaran Sharma mentioned about the passing away of the former imachal Governor, former Union Ministers LP Sahi and Siddu Nyamgouda, former Congress MP and renowned poet Balkavi Bairagi, former members of the House Maharaj Singh, Rajendra Singh, Dashrath Jain and Dr. Nirmal Hirawat.
Prominent among those who paid tributes included Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Deputy Speaker Rajendra Kumar Singh and leader of Opposition Ajay Singh.
The main opposition Congress also presented a motion of No confidence against the Shivraj singh Chouhan led State BJP Government. The motion is under the consideration of the Assembly Speaker.
On the first day of the sesssion, 17 Bills were introduced by the Government.