Chiranjeevi , who has announced his intention to launch a new political party, is yet to submit an application for its registration with the Election Commission(EC). As per EC guidelines, a political party has to submit its application within 30 days from the date of formation. As per section 29A of the Representation of People’s Act 1951, nine requirements have to be fulfilled for the registration of a political party.
The party should have a constitution authenticated by its president and general secretary. It should give details of the organisational set-up, posts and their terms and other aspects. It should also submit an affidavit by at least 100 registered voters. They should not be members of any other political party. The party should also have a bank account.
According to sources, the process of registration will be initiated after Chiranjeevi announces the formal launch of his party at the public meeting at Tirupathi on August 26.