Chennai (PTI): The row between two members of the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry over the Chairman post has reached Madras High Court with one of them filing a petition seeking a direction to the Bar Council Secretary to conduct fresh election for the post and restrain the incumbant from acting as the Chairman.
In his petition, D Selvam, a member of the council, submitted that an election to the Chairman post was held on November 11, 2005 and he had agreed to the request of R K Chandramohen to suport him as no one had a clear majority in the 25-member executive which elects the Chairman.
Selvam submitted that an understanding was reached between the two wherein they decided to share the post among themselves. While Chandramohen would assume the Chairman's office for the first half of the five-year term, he (Selvam) would take over for the second half.
However, when Chandramohen's tenure ended as per the agreement on May 30, 2008, he was reluctant to vacate his post and instead disputed that he had entered into an agreement to share the post.
Selvam alleged that considering the following events, "Chandramohen is consistently inconsistent on his stand and is holding to the post of Chairman to suit his convenience".