The Election Commission has received an application from an association seeking to register itself as a political party with the name of Punjab Lok Congress, sources said on Monday.
This comes days after former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh resigned from the Congress and announced that he would launch a political party under that name.
"An application for registration of a political party under section 29A of Representation of the People Act, from an association wanting to be registered as a political party under name of Punjab Lok Congress party, has been received in the ECI," a source in the Commission said without elaborating.
The application is under process, the source added.
Earlier this month, Mr Singh had resigned from the Congress, accusing party president Sonia Gandhi, and senior leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra of hatching a "midnight conspiracy" to oust him.
The 79-year-old leader had timed his bitter resignation letter with the announcement on the name of his new party.
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