Election symbols not exclusive property of political parties, can be lost with dismal electoral performance: Delhi High Court

The High Court dismissed an appeal by Samata Party challenging the Election Commission's decision to allot the flaming torch symbol to Uddhav Thackeray's Shiv Sena faction.
Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Subramonium Prasad
Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Subramonium Prasad

The Delhi High Court recently held that political parties cannot consider the election symbols given to them as their exclusive property, and that the right to use the symbol can be lost if they lose elections. [Samata Party Through Shri Uday Kr Mandal Its President v. Election Commission of India and Others].

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