Jammu Tawi, April 13
Senior Advocate B.S Slathia was declared elected as President of Bar Association Jammu in a keen contest, result of which came at around 1:15 AM.
Announcing the results, amid enthusiasm of supporters of the contestants, Returning Officer Advocate Abhinav Sharma gave the account of votes bagged by the contestants to the coveted BAJ.
Slathia, a former President of the Association defeated Advocate Kuldeep Singh Parihar, Advocate S.K Shukla and Advocate Sheikh Shakeel Ahmed and won the elections.
Senior Advocate B.S Salathia got 829 votes while Advocate S.K Shukla secured 568 votes.
Advocate Kuldeep Singh Parihar and Advocate Sheikh Shakeel Ahmed who were also in fray for the post of president secured 191 and 23 votes respectively.
Advocate Sachin Gupta has been declared elected as Vice President after he secured 663 votes in six cornered contest. Advocate Sachin defeated Advocate Yaseer Ejaz Tak, who secured 363 votes.
Advocates J.P Nanda, Deewakar Sharma, Ajay Gandotra, Ajay Singh Kotwal, who also contested for the post of vice president got 250, 172, 116 and 40 votes respectively. Advocate Prem N Sadotra, who got 689 votes, has been declared elected as General Secretary defeating Advocate Abisekh Wazir who got 668 votes in three-corner contest. Advocate Vinod Saini, who was also in fray secured 253 votes. Advocate Himanshu Sharma who secured 634 votes has been declared elected as Joint Secretary in four-corner contest. He defeated Advocate Aditya Sharma who got 528 votes.
Advocates Zahida Parveen and Shrishti Pal Mengi, who were also in fray got 362 and 84 votes respectively.
Advocate Chetan Misri got elected as Cashier by securing 938 votes defeating his rival Advocate Jasleen Kour, who got 654 votes.
Earlier in 2010 Slathia was elected as president of BAJ and now he is 31st head of the Association.
Later the newly elected functionaries of BAJ were profusely garlanded and taken out in a procession. Contestants to the various posts also greeted the new office bearers hoping the association would play useful role and contribute towards the cause of lawyers’ fraternity.