AAP gets notice for exploiting state emblem
Senior justice R Shakdher restricted the Aam Aadmi Party and the lawmaker from further alloting ID cards bearing the state emblem to participants. The Delhi High Court yesterday issued notice to the AAP and its legislator Rituraj Govind on an appeal asking action against them for supposedly distributing to volunteers ID cards carrying the state emblem.
The court desired a response from the Delhi Police commissioner, the central government, the AAP and the legislator, elected from Kirari constituency.
The judge said “issue notice to all the respondents. Meanwhile, respondent 5 (Govind) is restrained from issuing identity cards to the volunteers of respondent 4 (AAP) carrying the state emblem.”
The court managed all the respondents to file their responses before August 11.
The application filed by Pratyush Kanth said the ID cards with the state emblem engraved on them makes an effect that it refers to the government or that it is an official document of the government.
Asking control to police to ambush all ID cards, Kanth said in the application that there is a solid impression among the locals in Kirari region that those cards had been granted by the government and they were government representatives.
Kanth debated the election from Kirari on Congress ticket and wanted control of the central government to allocate sanction to summon the Aam Aadmi Party and its legislator for misusing the emblem.
Logo designer asks AAP to stop using his design.
Depressed with the thunder in the party, Sunil Lal, an AAP volunteer, who insists to have designed the party’s logo, has written to the Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal asking him to end the use of logo. Lal became the member of the party in November 2013.
Thrashing out at Kejriwal, Sunil Lal also blamed him of manipulating the idea of Swaraj and reprimand the recent action on leaders like Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan and Anand Kumar. Sunil Lal said that the party should ambush the use of the AAP logo designed by him as he has not transferred the rights of the design.
Lal said in his letter to Kejriwal that the party can’t bring Swaraj embraced by Mahatma Gandhi by destroying the usable part of it. Even if the party got the Swaraj by breaking the democratic principles, what would be the benefit of it.