HC reverses EC order on Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha

Last Updated: Monday, May 2, 2011 - 21:56

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday set aside the Election Commission order that it would not recognise any splinter group and office bearer of Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha (ABHM).

"The mere fact that letters were written to the Election
Commission of India (ECI) by rival claimants was not a good
enough reason for the ECI to reverse its decision to accept
the list of office bearers submitted by the petitioner (Swami
Chakrapani)," Justice S Muralidhar said.

Chakrapani, the national president of ABHM, an
unrecognised registered political party, had challenged the
ECI order, issued on January 14, that it would not recognise
anyone as the authorised office bearers of the party.

The ECI order was passed after some alleged party
members, opposed to the national president, filed a civil suit
seeking to declare as "unconstitutional" the election of
Chakrapani and other office bearers, including Indira Tiwari.

The Commission refused to recongnise the list of office
bearers, citing the pendency of the case as one of the
reasons.

Earlier, Vivek Sharma, counsel for Chakrapani, said
"there was no basis for the EC to have reversed its decision
to take on record the list of office bearers as submitted.

PTI



First Published: Monday, May 2, 2011 - 21:56
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