The Commission has rejected Swamy's plea for de-recogniton of the Congress party

Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday decided to move court challenging the Election Commission’s decision rejecting his petition for de-recognition of Congress.

He shot off a letter to the Commission a day after it dismissed his petition for de-recognition of Congress on the ground that the party violated laws by providing a Rs 90 crore loan to Associates Journals which ran the now-defunct National Herald newspaper.

Maintaining that he was not given an opportunity to present his case from a legal point of view, he said Election Commission must realise that it has not only to dispense justice as a Tribunal but they must be seen to have dispensed justice.

He said the Commission has “essentially washed off” its hands by stating that it has no power to de-recognize a political party for violating Section 29A-C of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 and there was a need for hearings before taking a final call.

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