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Bimal Patel & other Law Commission members allegedly treated as “2nd class citizens” by chairman BS Chauhan

Three part-time members of the Law Commission of India (LC) - GNLU Gandhinagar director Dr Bimal Patel, Satya Pal Jain and advocate Abhay Bhardwaj - are being taken for granted and treated as “second class citizens” by the 21st LC chairman BS Chauhan, according to allegations leveled against Chauhan, reported News18.

Chauhan has been allegedly circulated a notice that the part-time Jain, Bhardwaj and Patel do not have to sign the draft laws anymore, which would only require the signatures of the four permanent members.

Chauhan also allegedly asked the part-time members to send their own law reports to the government separately from the official LC reports, in response to the part time members’ objection to the embargo on their signatures on draft laws. Additionally, the submissions of the part time members do not form part of internal LC meeting minutes in this term.

According to Bhardwaj, the LC has seen such a situation for the firm time in all its terms that part-time members are asked not to put their signatures on its reports.

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