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The Election Commission of India on Friday registered the Aam Aadmi Party, led by Arvind Kejriwal as a political party; though no symbol has been issued to it.
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.
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.
Arvind Kejriwal had on 3 August, 2012 announced that he will form a new political party. On 24 November, 2012 Kejriwal announced that the name of the party would be Aam Aadmi Party. The application for the registration was filed on December 3, 2012.
"Now it will be neta (politician) versus aam admi (common man). The common man, suffering for the last 65 years, is going to establish own party and sit in Parliament," Arvind Kejriwal said while formally launching 'Aam Admi Party'. He chose November 26 for the launch as it was on this day in 1949 when the country's Constitution was adopted.
“Having regard to the objections relating to emblem of the logo of the party printed on letter head, and other campaign material, the party is directed not to use the national emblem, Ashoka Chakra or any part in their letter head or any other party material (sic).” The Election Commission of India said.
"The party has accepted this direction," the statement said.
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