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HC to hear Swaraj India plea on common symbol on Wednesday

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The High on Tuesday said it will hear Yogendra Yadav-led Swaraj India's plea challenging the state commission's denial of a common symbol to it for the upcoming civic polls on Wednesday.

A division bench of Justices Badar Durrez Ahmed and V.K. Rao allowed urgent hearing of the plea and listed the matter for March 15.

The poll panel on March 7 denied the Swaraj India's request for a common symbol.

Senior Advocate and party's advocate Arvind Nigam told the that Swaraj is set to make its debut in the upcoming Municipal Corporation of (MCD) elections, to be held on April 22.

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

Swaraj has blamed the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government for the denial of symbol to it citing the notification of Election Symbols (Reservation and Allotment) Order 2016 which allegedly bars candidates of new parties from having a common symbol.



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First Published: Tue, March 14 2017. 21:02 IST