Swaraj India Gets 'Whistle' As Its Election Symbol For Delhi Civic Polls

Sun, 09 Apr 2017 11:28 IST

Swaraj India had asked its candidates to choose three similar symbols - whistle, window and tractor - from the list of free symbols meant for unrecognized political parties.

Swaraj India Gets 'Whistle' As Its Election Symbol For Delhi Civic Polls
Swaraj India party has made cleanliness and environment as its main themes for the campaign.

Swaraj India claimed today that all its candidates for the municipal polls in Delhi have been allocated 'whistle' as symbol.

"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 unrecognized 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.

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

The Delhi High Court had denied Swaraj India's 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.