MCD polls: HC refuses common symbol to Swaraj India

DN Correspondent

Delhi High Court rejected Yogendra Yadav-led Swaraj India's plea for allotting a common symbol to its candidates in the upcoming municipal elections.

Yogendra Yadav and Delhi High Court
Yogendra Yadav and Delhi High Court

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today rejected Yogendra Yadav-led Swaraj India's plea for allotting a common symbol to its candidates in the upcoming municipal elections.

A bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Chander Shekhar said that allotting them a common symbol for this MCD election would tantamount to disturbing the ongoing election process.


 

"We are not inclined to issue any interim order for a common election symbol to applicant (Swaraj India) in the ensuing municipal elections," the bench said, adding that the interim order is tentative and would not be considered as final opinion.

 

MCD elections will be held on April 23.

It said the matter required consideration whether the registered and unrecognised party should be given a common symbol or not.

The court has now listed the matter for further hearing on the pending writ petition on July 18.

The court's interim order came on Swaraj India party's interim application seeking common symbol for the MCD polls, for which today is the last date of filing nominations.


 

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