Challenging Election Commission’s order over allotment of ‘Arrow’ symbol to Nitish Kumar faction, an MLA from the Sharad Yadav faction of Janata Dal (United) on Tuesday approached the Delhi High Court urging to quash the order.
Gujarat legislator Chottubhai Vasava, who is the acting president of Yadav's faction, cited the matter before a bench headed by the acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and appealed for urgent hearing on the issue in view of Gujarat Assembly polls.
Advocate Nizam Pasha, appearing for Vasava, told the bench also comprising Justice C Hari Shankar, that Election Commission's November 17 order should be quashed as it has "gravely erred" in granting JD(U)'s official symbol, Arrow, to the Nitish Kumar faction.
JD(U) MLA from Gujarat, Chhotubhai Vasava, has approached Delhi High Court challenging Election Commission of India's order that allotted JD(U)'s arrow symbol to Nitish Kumar faction. (File Pic) pic.twitter.com/1UcEixEFEG— ANI (@ANI) November 21, 2017
After a brief hearing, the bench listed the matter for urgent hearing on Wednesday.
Advocate Gopal Singh, appearing for Nitish Kumar's faction, opposed the plea saying the Election Commission of India has heard the matter on different occasions and has rightly passed its directions.
Kumar and Yadav parted ways after the former decided to join hands with the BJP in July, triggering a battle for the control of the party.
The EC, in its order, had said that the group led by Kumar "has demonstrated overwhelming majority support" in the legislature wing as well as the majority in the national council of the party, which is the apex organisational body of the JD(U). (With PTI Inputs)