Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has to deal with new problem ahead of the next year’s Lok Sabha polls after a new political party, also known as AAP, was launched recently.
Challenging the new political party’s legitimacy, Kejriwal’s party, has now moved the Delhi High Court seeking de-registration of the newy political outfit, Aapki Apni Party (Peoples).
According to a report by PTI, Justice Siddharth Mridul issued a notice to the Election Commission and the Aapki Apni Party (Peoples) seeking their stand on the plea by AAP (Aam Aadmi Party) seeking de-registration of the newly formed party, based on their name and its acronym.
In its plea filed by advocate Anupam Srivastava, AAP had claimed that the name of the newly registered party was similar sounding and may lead to confusion among voters, reported Indian Express. The EC had rejected AAP’s objections in its 16 July order. Kejriwal’s party, which is governing Delhi at the moment, has also sought quashing of the EC’s 16 July order.
In February 2015, AAP had won 67 out of 70 seats in the assembly polls. Since then, the party also tried its luck in Punjab, Goa and, more recently in Karnataka, unsuccessfully.
The topic has already elicited response from social media users. One user wrote, “Wonder if Election Commission will also reject any objection by BJP to registration for a new political party ‘Bhartiya Jagrut Party’??” Another user commented, “Delhi citizens have problem elected useless party to power.” “CEC is acting like a pet of Modi,” commented another Twitter user.