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Delhi: AAP demands de-registration of similarly named party; HC seeks EC stand

Justice Siddharth Mridul issued notice to the Election Commission and the Aapki Apni Party (Peoples) seeking their stand on the objection made by AAP seeking de-registration of the newly formed political party.

Reported by: PTI, New Delhi [ Published on: August 30, 2018 15:22 IST ]
Delhi: AAP demands de-registration of similarly named

Delhi: AAP demands de-registration of similarly named party; HC seeks EC stand

The Delhi High Court on Thursday demanded response of the Election Commission (EC) on a plea filed by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) against the poll panel's decision to reject its opposition on registration of the 'Aapki Apni Party (Peoples)' as a political party.

Justice Siddharth Mridul issued notice to the EC and the Aapki Apni Party (Peoples) seeking their stand on the objection made by AAP seeking de-registration of the newly formed political party.

The Aam Aadmi Party filed a petition, through advocate Anupam Srivastava, seeking de-registration of the new party on the grounds that the abbreviation of both the parties would be the same, AAP, which could confuse voters.

The AAP has sought quashing of the EC's July 16 order rejecting its objection against registration of Aapki Apni Party (Peoples) as a political party under provisions of the Representation of People Act, 1951.

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