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BBC News quotes a Cutting the Chai post in a feature on Indian political parties with strange names.

The Election Commission can reject the application if certain conditions aren’t met, he adds, – for example, if the name has an obvious caste or religious reference.

The Religion of Man Revolving Political Party of India managed to get registered, though.

“The name has everything in it – man, religion, political, party, India and most importantly (and inexplicably) ‘revolving’,” writes journalist Soumyadip Choudhury in his blog. Choudhury is not new to unconventional names. He says they are common in the north-eastern part of India, where he is from. “That we once had a minister called Adolf Hitler should be indicative enough,” he says.

It’s likely the name Religion of Man Revolving Party is an odd translation from a local language, he says.

“It is obvious that most of the popular parties are not very adventurous when it comes to choosing names. In such monotony of political party names funny names are actually welcome.”

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