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JD(U) symbol row: Delhi HC disposes off MLA Chhotubhai Vasava's plea

The Election Commission Of India (ECI) In Its November 17 Order Had Recognised Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar-led Faction As The Real JD(U).

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Vikas Mehta | Updated on: 23 Nov 2017, 12:47:24 PM
JD(U) symbol row: Delhi HC disposes off MLA Chhotubhai Vasava's plea

New Delhi:

The Delhi High Court on Thursday disposed off Gujarat JD (U) MLA Chhotubhai Vasava’s plea against ECI's order rejecting the claim of Sharad Yadav faction of Janata Dal (United) over the 'Arrow' symbol.

On Wednesday, the Delhi High Court had refrained from passing any interim order.

The Election Commission of India (ECI) in its November 17 order had recognised Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar-led faction as the real JD(U).

Justice Indermeet Kaur said that "prima facie there was nothing" before the court to pass any interim order as the ECI has not yet given reasons for its decision.

The court told the lawyer for the poll panel to take instructions on when a reasoned order would be passed by the ECI and listed the matter for hearing.

It was hearing a plea moved by a Gujarat MLA, Chottubhai Vasava, who is the acting president of Yadav's faction of the JD(U).

The legislator's lawyer told the court that already the first phase of filing nominations for the Gujarat polls got over yesterday and the second phase would be complete in another 10 days and who will use the symbol during the elections has to be decided before that. (with PTI Inputs)


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First Published : 23 Nov 2017, 12:47:04 PM