Plea in Delhi HC seeks derecognition of CPM

The plea filed by Jojo Jose through his advocate Harivansh Manav has alleged that the CPM had “secured its registration by misrepresentation, fraud and forgery”.

Written by Aneesha Mathur | New Delhi | Published:March 3, 2016 3:45 am

THE DELHI High Court on Wednesday asked the counsel for the Election Commission of India to get instructions on a PIL seeking derecognition of the CPM as a political party.

The plea filed by Jojo Jose through his advocate Harivansh Manav has alleged that the CPM had “secured its registration by misrepresentation, fraud and forgery”. The plea alleged that the “party constitution of Communist Party of India (Marxist) does not contain the provision of true allegiance to the Constitution of India as mandated by Section 29-A (5) of the Representation of Peoples Act, 1951”. It added that “the main object of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) is unconstitutional.” The court has for now asked the EC counsel to get instructions on the issue and will hear the plea further on March 16.

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