New Delhi: The Aaam Aadmi Party (AAP) has changed its logo weeks after it was asked by one of its volunteers to stop using the same. The saffron-green logo has now given way to a blue-coloured one.
Party’s Twitter account and Facebook page now sport the new logo. However, the AAP website is still carrying the old, disputed logo. The change of logo has come at a time when the AAP is marking 100 days of its government in Delhi.
Last month, party volunteer Sunil Lal claimed that he had designed the AAP logo and wanted the party to stop using the same in any form of branding including on stationary, website, handbills, flags, posters etc.
“The logo which I had designed for AAP is my intellectual property, ownership of which I had never transferred to the party. Hence, the use of same should be stopped with immediate effect,” Lal had written in a letter to party national convenor Arvind Kejriwal.
While demanding the return of logo, Lal had said that the party had hurt people’s sentiments and failed to meet their expectations.
The demand was made amid a bitter spat between the two camps of the party – one consisting Kejriwal and the other of Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan. The Yadav-Bhushan were eventually sacked from the party.