Delhi High Court dismisses plea to scrap AAP’s registration


New Delhi: Delhi High Court on Thursday dismissed a plea seeking seeking cancellation of Aam Aadmi Party’s registration with the Election Commission on the ground that it used forged documents for the purpose..

Delhi High Court Chief Justice G Rohini

The petition is dismissed,” a bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice R S Endlaw said.

The judgement came on the plea filed by Hans Raj Jain, who had who had questioned the use of national emblem (Ashoka Chakra) by the AAP during its registration with the Election Commission. He argued this is a violation of the Constitution as no one can use the national emblem for personal use.

Jain had claimed there were discrepancies in residential addresses given by some AAP members in their affidavits when compared to the addresses given in their voter identity cards or income tax returns.

The ECI, on the other hand, had contended that there was “no lapse or any undue haste” in granting recognition to the party.

Registration to AAP was granted after completing all requisite formalities and requirements. There was no lapse or any undue haste on the part of the Commission’s office in this regard, as alleged or at all,” the ECI had said in an affidavit.