EC stand sought on AAP’s name plea
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.