Sharad Yadav fails to get JD(U) symbol

first_imgThe Election Commission has refused to take cognisance of a petition moved last month by the Sharad Yadav faction of the Janata Dal (United), staking a claim to the party symbol, due to lack of supporting documents.In response to Mr. Yadav’s memorandum, the EC on Tuesday said his faction had not submitted any documents to support the claim and therefore, his petition had been disposed of. Countering the claim, another JD (U) delegation — in support of Bihar CM Nitish Kumar — had filed a petition to the Election Commission last week. The delegation submitted affidavits of 71 party MLAs, 30 members in the Bihar Legislative Council, two Lok Sabha and seven Rajya Sabha members, in support of Mr. Kumar.Mr. Kumar’s supporters also pointed out to the EC that Mr. Yadav had not furnished any documentary proof to back his claim and that he was only trying to buy some time as the party had requested the Rajya Sabha Chairman to disqualify him.last_img

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