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EC registers Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party

PTI  New Delhi, March 22, 2013
First Published: 22:51 IST(22/3/2013) | Last Updated: 22:53 IST(22/3/2013)

Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party on Friday got its registration from the Election Commission though no symbol has been issued to it.

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The Election Commission has issued a registration letter stating that it "has registered the Aam Aadmi Party as political party under section 29A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 on and with effect from 21/03/2013", AAP said in a statement in New Delhi.

The party said this takes "us one step closer to the dream of Swaraj, of delivering governance right into the hands of the people...As it is known that the nascent movement shook the foundations of corruption in India within months of its launch".

AAP said it has not yet been issued any exclusive symbol and as per the rules and regulations the symbol will be allotted right before the notifications of contesting an election.

The application for the registration was filed on December 3, 2012.

While issuing the registration certificate, the Election Commission has directed the party not to use the National Emblem, Ashoka Chakra or any part in their letterhead or any other party materials in view of the provisions of the Emblems and Names (prevention of Improper Use) Act, 1950.

"The party has accepted this direction," the statement said.


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