The Delhi High Court on Friday rejected a petition filed by the Anna YSR Congress party seeking de-recognition of the YSR Congress Party led by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy for using the abbreviation "YSR."
The Anna YSR Congress Party's appeal was denied by a three-judge panel led by Justice Prateek Jalan. The court was considering a petition filed by Anna YSR Congress, which asked the Election Commission to order the YSR Congress Party's recognition to be revoked due to the improper use of the acronym. According to the petition, senior advocate Minakshi Arora and advocate Vipin Nair represented the Anna YSR Congress party. It has been a registered political party in Andhra Pradesh since September 29, 2015. The plea said, in the 2019 General Election, it contested under its name "Anna YSR Congress Party" under the symbol of a plough.
It also claimed that Jagan's YSR Congress party has registered under the name "Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party," since January 11, 2011. The Anna YSR Congress Party has filed a petition opposing the use of the acronym "YSR" on the letterheads of Andhra Pradesh's ruling party.