Election Commission registers Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party

The Election Commission of India on Friday registered the Aam Aadmi Party, led by Arvind Kejriwal as a political party.

The party was registered under section 29 (A) of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 with effect from 21 March.

Arvind Kejriwal. AFP

Arvind Kejriwal. AFP

Earlier, objections were raised to the party using the national emblem in its logo. The commission directed the party not to use the symbol in their letter head or any other official material.

"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)."

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.