NEW DELHI, Aug 16 (PTI): The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday approached the Delhi High Court challenging the Election Commission’s order rejecting the party’s objection against registration of the “Aapki Apni Party (Peoples)” as a political party.
The plea sought de-registration of the newly formed party on the grounds that the abbreviation of both the parties would be the same AAP which could confuse the voters.
The petition is likely to come up for hearing on Friday before Justice Siddharth Mridul.
The plea, filed through advocate Anupam Srivastava, claimed that the new party’s name is similar sounding and that could confuse voters.
The counsel said before registration of the new party, they had raised an objection but the Election Commission (EC) rejected it.
The AAP sought quashing of the EC’s July 16 order rejecting the objection against the registration of ‘Aapki Apni Party (Peoples)’ as a political party under the provisions of the Representation of People Act.