Former in-charge of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Human Rights Cell and president of Delhi Bar Association Sanjeev Nasiar, along with his team, joined the Aam Admi Party (AAP) on Wednesday.
Welcoming the new members to his party, AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal said earlier lawyers were getting 200 units of free electricity at home, now their chambers also get free 200 units of electricity. This will greatly benefit the lawyers.
Other senior advocates such as Himal Akhtar, Satish Kumar, Seema Kumar, Mukesh Dral also joined the AAP in the presence of the party's National convener Arvind Kejriwal.
"I believe that we will work along with the legal fraternity to lead AAP towards victory in the upcoming Delhi Assembly elections. I sincerely hope that the lawyer community will be at the forefront of working for the welfare of the people of Delhi. We will also work for the progress of the lawyer community in Delhi," said Nasair.
Akhtar, who is member of bar council said, "AAP government is the first government to have worked for the welfare of the lawyer fraternity. We stand by AAP and hope that we will be able to work together for the development of the state."
On Tuesday, Lohri function was organized by the Delhi Bar Association which was also attended by the Kejriwal.
Delhi Government last year launched a Chief Ministers Advocates Welfare Scheme and an outlay of Rs 50 crore was allocated as an annual budget.
Besides, the government has announced four projects as per the recommendations of Rakesh Khanna Committee, under the chairmanship of Supreme Court Bar Association President Rakesh Khanna. Under the project, welfare scheme for advocates such as mediclaim up to Rs. 5 Lakhs, life insurance worth Rs. 10 Lakhs and e-library in all courts and Crèches in six district courts were announced. "The first two projects will also be covered for the family members of the advocates - his/ her spouse and 2 dependent children. Nearly 40000 advocates enrolled in the Supreme Court, Delhi High Court, District Courts, and other tribunals will benefit," said Kejriwal.