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Plea in Delhi High Court Seeking De-Registration Of YSR Congress Party

Lawstreet Journal 15 Jul 2020 8:28pm

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On Monday 13 July 2020, the Delhi High Court sought response from the Election Commission of India (ECI) over a plea moved by Anna YSR Congress Party seeking de-registration of Yuvajan Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP), which is the ruling party in Andhra Pradesh, for alleged unlawful appropriation of the initials ‘YSR’.

The matter was taken up by a single judge bench of Justice Jayant Nath. The bench has issued notices to both the Election Commission of India and the Yuvajan Sramika Rythu Congress Party.

The petitioner Anna YSR Congress Party seeks the Court’s direction to the Election Commission to withdraw Yuvajan Sramika Rythu Congress Party’s status as a “recognized party” under Para 6A of the Election Symbols (Reservation and Allotment) Order, 1968. The party must also be de-registered under the inherent powers of ECI, added the plea. The petitioner submitted that despite multiple complaints being filed by the petitioner before the ECI, no substantial action has been taken by the latter against the Respondent party.

Pointing out that the YS Jaganmohan Reddy led a ruling party of Andhra Pradesh was registered in the name of Yuvajan Sramika Rythu, the petitioner said that the use of the word ‘YSR’ by the respondent is inappropriate as well as unlawful, and contends that the respondent is illegally using the same on its party pamphlets, letterheads, and collaterals. The petitioner party believes that the Andhra Pradesh ruling party is deliberately and intentionally trying to pose themselves as a part of the Petitioner party.

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