EC stand sought on AAP’s name plea

DNA (Delhi) - - DELHI -

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

Jus­tice Sid­dharth Mridul is­sued a no­tice to the EC and the Aapki Apni Party (Peo­ples) seek­ing their stand on the plea by AAP seek­ing dereg­is­tra­tion of the newly formed party. The Aam Aadmi Party has sought 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 pe­ti­tion, filed through ad­vo­cate Anu­pam Sri­vas­tava, claimed that the new party’s name was sim­i­lar sound­ing and that could con­fuse vot­ers.

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