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Delhi HC Seeks EC's Response on Plea by Bhim Army Chief Chandra Shekhar Azad Seeking Directions to Register His Party

Lawstreet Journal 9 Oct 2020 5:12pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary Delhi HC Seeks EC's Response on Plea by Bhim Army Chief Chandra Shekhar Azad Seeking Directions to Register His Party

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday (October 7, 2020) sought a response of the Election Commission on a plea by Bhim Army chief Chandra Shekhar Azad seeking direction to register his political party in the name of Aazad Samaj Party’ (Kansi Ram) and allot a symbol to contest the upcoming Bihar elections. Justice Jayant Nath issued notice to the ECI and asked it to respond to the plea which also sought to reduce the 30 days service period to 7 days for inviting objections from anyone and listed the matter for further hearing on October 20.

The plea by Chandra Shekhar said he and the party workers are making sincere efforts to participate in the Bihar elections and bi-election in other states, including Uttar Pradesh, but if the processing period of 30 days for inviting objection is not reduced, the petitioner may not be permitted to participate in assembly elections of Bihar under the name and symbol of the party. Advocate Rajeev Sharma, representing ECI, opposed the petition saying a similar request was also made by other political parties to reduce the service period for inviting objections that have already been rejected by the commission.

He said a one-time relaxation was given in the 2019 general elections but it cannot be done now. The petition said the petitioner filed an application before the ECI on March 16 and pursuant to the August 4 letter to remove certain objections, he had completed all the requirements of the authorities on August 13. It said… Continue Reading...

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