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Swaraj India moves to Delhi HC on common symbol plea

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Swaraj India, led by Yogender Yadav and Prashant Bhushan, approached High on Tuesday challenging the state commission's denial to their plea for a common symbol in the upcoming civic polls.

fixed the hearing in connection with the matter for tomorrow.

state commission today announced the April 22 as the date for MCD polls.

Petitioner saying, the poll panel denied the request for a symbol on March 7 despite a provision in the rules to provide a symbol to a registered but unrecognised political party like Swaraj which is set to make its electoral debut.

Senior advocate Nigam mentioned the matter before a bench of Justices Badar Durrez Ahmed and V. K. Rao for an urgent hearing.

Swaraj was floated by Yadav and Bhushan, who were expelled from after they questioned Chief Minister Kejriwal's leadership.

The lawyer argued that under the Symbols (Reservation and Allotment) (Amendment) Order the Commission of itself allows newly registered political parties to have a common symbol for all their candidates for contesting their first

The party has claimed that states like Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, West Bengal, Kerala, Sikkim and Tripura follow the rules made by the Commission of (ECI).

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First Published: Tue, March 14 2017. 23:18 IST