Delhi HC defers hearing of Swaraj India's plea on common symbol

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar.20 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Monday deferred the hearing on allotment of common symbol to the candidates of Swaraj India Party contesting forthcoming municipal elections in Delhi till March 21. Appearing for the Delhi state election commission, advocate Sumit Pushkarna submitted before the court that they don't have the power to allot symbols to unrecognised but registered political parties, adding that this power is vested with the Election Commission of India (ECI). Swaraj India, led by Yogender Yadav and Prashant Bhushan, approached the Delhi High Court earlier on Tuesday challenging the state election commission's denial to their plea for a common symbol in the upcoming civic polls. Delhi state election commission earlier on March 14 announced April 22 as the date for Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls. (ANI)