Poll panel asked why not register Shiv Sena HindustanMarch 17th, 2009 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday issued a notice to the Election Commission (EC) asking it why a political party named Shiv Sena Hindustan cannot be registered with it.
Justice S. Ravindra Bhat asked the Election Commission why the registration of the Punjab-based political party was refused.
The court was hearing a petition by the party, which alleged the poll panel had rejected its plea for registration in gross misuse of its discretionary powers.
The Election Commission, however, defended its action saying the party name cannot be registered as it is similar to Shiv Sena, which is already a recognised and registered political party.
The petitioner objected to the Election Commission’s stand, saying numerous political parties carrying similar names have been registered in the past.