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MCD Polls 2017: Whistle symbol allocated to Swaraj India members

All Swaraj India Candidates For The Municipal Polls In Delhi Have Been Allocated Whistle As Symbol, The Organization Claimed On Sunday.

PTI | Updated on: 09 Apr 2017, 10:31:45 AM
Swaraj India candidates

New Delhi:

All Swaraj India candidates for the municipal polls in Delhi has been allocated whistle as symbol, the organisation claimed on Sunday.

"Despite being a registered party we were not given a common symbol earlier," party spokesperson Anupam said, and alleged the AAP, under a "conspiracy", got nominations of 24 of its candidates cancelled.

Swaraj India had asked its candidates to choose three similar symbols -- whistle, window, and tractor -- from the list of free symbols meant for independents and unrecognised political parties to overcome the hindrance of non-availability of common symbol.

"An analysis of past elections and symbols distributed to independents and recognised parties revealed that candidates opt for symbols which start from alphabets A-J and don't go further.

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"So we asked our candidates to choose these three options with a priority on the whistle. More importantly, these symbols send some message," Swaraj India leader Yogendra Yadav had earlier said.

The Delhi High Court had denied Swaraj Indias demand to have a common symbol for civic body polls, its maiden electoral contest.

The party blames it on the AAP government saying it was "deliberately done to deny Swaraj India a level playing field".

The party has made cleanliness and environment as its main themes for the campaign.

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First Published : 09 Apr 2017, 10:03:00 AM