Plurals Party files plea in Delhi High Court seeking direction allowing them to contest Bihar assembly elections

New Delhi (ILNS): A petition has been filed in the Delhi High Court by the president of the Plurals Party seeking direction to the Election Commission of India to allow the members of the Plurals Party to file nomination and contest the first phase of Bihar Assembly Election, 2020.

The plea filed through Advocate Amit Kumar Sharma and Advocate Satyam Singh Rajput stated that “Petitioner herein is a political party, ‘The Plurals Party’. The Petitioner is aggrieved by the fact that despite following the law, rules, and regulations for the registration of political parties the Respondent has registered the political party of the petitioner on 13.10.2020. The prime objective of the registration on time of the said political party was to contest the State Elections of Bihar, 2020. However, the last date for filing the nomination for the first phase of the election already got expired on 08.10.2020 and the Petitioner has been running from post to pillar but to no avail.”

The petitioner has sought direction for the respondent to allow the use of a common Election Symbol of Chess Board or any other free Symbol chosen by the party to all the candidates set up by the party for contesting the election in the Bihar Assembly Election of 2020.

The petition further stated that “From the very outset ECI did not expedite the registration process. The ECI lost sight of the fact that due to ensuing pandemic the new political parties are toiling hard to meet the aspirations of the people.”

The petition alleged that the candidate The candidates set up by the party were forced to file the nomination as independent candidates owing to the fact the respondent did not register the party.

-India Legal Bureau
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