Rajasthan HC rejects Bail to REET Paper Leak Accused Ram Kripal Meena
Allahabad HC Reserves Verdict on Muslim Parties' Plea Against Varanasi Court Order
Jharkhand HC Announces 55 Assistant Positions in Ranchi; Online Applications Now Open!
Sister-in-Law's Frequent Visits Insufficient to Establish Residence in DV Case : Bombay HC
P&H HC Grants Interim Bail to Eight-Month Pregnant Woman Accused in Murder Case, Citing Health Risks to Mother and Unborn Child
Kerala HC Denies 'Non-Creamy Layer' Certification Plea, Citing Ineligibility Based on Hereditary Occupation Criteria
ED Shifts Sameer Wankhede's Money Laundering Case to Delhi, Informs Bombay HC
J& H HC Emphasizes Due Process, Slams Overuse of Preventive Detention under PSA
Madras High Court Quashes FIR Against Journalist Abhijit Majumder Over Periyar Remarks
Calcutta HC Takes Suo Motu Action on Alleged Sexual Assault and Land Transfer in Sandeshkhali
Delhi High Court dismisses Samata Party appeal against EC decision to allot flaming torch symbol to Uddhav Thackeray faction

Delhi High Court dismisses Samata Party appeal against EC decision to allot flaming torch symbol to Uddhav Thackeray faction

On Thursday, the division bench of Delhi High Court comprising Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Subramonium Prasad upheld the order of single judge bench of Delhi High Court and dismissed an appeal by the Samata Party against Election Commission's (EC) allotment of 'mashal' symbol (flaming torch) to Uddhav Thackeray led Shiv Sena faction - 'Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) party'.

The Samata party was a Janata Dal offshoot that largely merged with Janata Dal (United) in 2003. However, some leaders retained the Samata Party name and symbol. The Election Commission finally decertified it in 2004, and the symbol was lost.

The Election Commission assigned Thackeray's faction the flaming torch symbol earlier this month. His party will run on the same symbol in the by-elections in Andheri East.

The Party filed a petition in court last month, claiming that despite being deregistered in 2004, the symbol was assigned to the party for the 2014 general elections.

However, single-judge Justice Sanjeev Narula dismissed the petition, ruling that the party had failed to demonstrate any demonstrable right to the symbol in question since losing its status as a "recognised party" in 2004.

“In absence of any right demonstrable before this court, the petitioner cannot seek the mandamus for quashing the impugned (ECI) communication." 

Share this News

Website designed, developed and maintained by webexy