Will contemplate as per legislation Bhim Army Chief’s plea for widespread election image, EC tells Delhi HC

The Election Commission (EC) informed the Delhi High Court on Friday that it’s going to contemplate in accordance with legislation Chandra Shekhar Aazad’s software for allotment of a typical image for his political celebration for the upcoming meeting elections in 5 states.

Counsel for the EC informed Justice Prateek Jalan, who was listening to the Bhim Army Chief’s plea for allotment of a typical election image for his ‘Azad Samaj Party (Kanshi Ram)’, that purposes for allotment of symbols for 4 states — Uttarakhand, Goa, Punjab and Manipur are actually open for consideration and the method for Uttar Pradesh will begin on November 14.

Considering EC’s stand, the choose disposed of the petition, observing that the petitioner’s software could also be thought-about by the fee when it comes to the Symbols Order and different relevant legal guidelines.

Lawyer Sidhant Kumar, showing for the EC, stated that there’s a separate means of allotment for every meeting election and subsequently whereas the petitioner’s plea for widespread image for his unrecognised, registered celebration “could be considered” in accordance with legislation, there can’t be any “entitlement” to hunt one.

“He has to meet the eligibility criteria for each state and allotment of symbols depends on the preference (of symbols) given by the applicant,” he stated.

The software for allotment must be made within the prescribed format and the sooner communication made by the petitioner for allotment of a typical image was untimely, he stated.

The petitioner’s counsel M S Arya stated that an software shall be most well-liked when it comes to the discover issued by the fee for allotment of symbols.

Ravan stated that since his political celebration was going to contest the upcoming meeting elections and constantly organizing rallies, most of the people desired to know the widespread election image.

The petition claimed that Aazad was “suffering irreparable losses” as a result of absence of any widespread election image.