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Will consider as per law Bhim Army Chief’s plea for common election symbol, EC tells Delhi HC

The Election Fee (EC) informed the Delhi Excessive Court docket on Friday that it’s going to take into account in accordance with legislation Chandra Shekhar Aazad’s software for allotment of a standard image for his political occasion for the upcoming meeting elections in 5 states.

Counsel for the EC informed Justice Prateek Jalan, who was listening to the Bhim Military Chief’s plea for allotment of a standard election image for his ‘Azad Samaj Occasion (Kanshi Ram)’, that functions 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.

Contemplating EC’s stand, the decide 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 strategy of allotment for every meeting election and subsequently whereas the petitioner’s plea for frequent image for his unrecognised, registered occasion “may very well be thought-about” in accordance with legislation, there can’t be any “entitlement” to hunt one.

“He has to fulfill the eligibility standards for every state and allotment of symbols relies on the desire (of symbols) given by the applicant,” he stated.

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

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

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

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

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