AAP likely to lose political party accreditation The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is in danger of losing its status of a political party. In order to form a political party, 100 people who are not members of any other political party must file affidavits for the new party's accreditation. Of the 100 affidavits submitted by AAP for its accreditation in November 2012, two members - Omendra Pratap Singh and Punit Nath Shukla - did not resign as members of the Jan Raajya Party before their affidavits were filed. The Jan Raajya Party (JRP) has taken the case to the Election Commission and has appealed for the cancellation of AAP's accreditation as a political party. If AAP loses its accreditation, all of its MLAs and MPs will be recognised as Independents. Significantly, the anti-defection laws applies to registered political parties and not independents. An MLA with independent status can affiliate himself with any party. If the the AAP loses accreditation, the BJP will find it easier to garner the support needed to form the government in Delhi. Criminal proceedings are also being undertaken against Omendra Singh and Punit Shukla for forging documents to cover their tracks. The two AAP leaders "produced a resolution in December 2012 stating they had resigned their party posts in Jan Raajya party. This resolution was dated November 23rd, 2012, before the AAPs formation in December 2012. However, we have confirmed this resolution to be a forgery, " said Raghav Awasthi, counsel for the JRP, in a phone interview with IndiaToday.in The ball now is in ECs Court. The Delhi High Court directed the judgment of AAPs political party status to the Election Commission, which must now decide whether to cancel accreditation of AAP or not. It is well within the ECs ambit to cancel AAPs political party status since the only ground of deregulation is fraud, which is what is being alleged by JRP.