Registration of Political partiesis governed by the provisions of Section 29A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951.
Registration of Political parties in India is governed by the provisions of Section 29A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951.
A party seeking registration under the said Section with the Commission has to submit an application to the Commission within a period of 30 days following the date of its formation as per guidelines prescribed by the Election Commission of India in exercise of the powers conferred by Article 324 of the Commission of India and Section 29A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951.
As per existing guidelines, the applicant association is inter-alia asked to publish proposed Name of the party in two national daily newspapers and two local daily newspapers, on two days in same newspapers, for inviting objections, if any, with regard to the proposed registration of the party before the Commission within a 30days from such publication.
Therefore, in view of the current elections, the Commission has given one- time relaxation and has reduced the notice period from 30 days to 7 days for the parties who have published their public notice by 10th March, 2019 i.e. date of announcement of election.
Now, therefore, if anybody has any objection with regard to the registration of any political party who have published their public notice by 10th march, 2019 may file their objection against that party.