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Delhi candidates woo voters with kites, candles

Will candle show them the road to Parliament? Or will kite ensure their dreams soaring high?

delhi Updated: Apr 26, 2009 14:16 IST

Will candle show them the road to Parliament? Or will kite ensure their dreams soaring high?

The candle or kite may not have anything to do with the decision of voters but contestants in Delhi feel they could win the poll with these election mascots.

Candle has been allotted as a poll symbol in all seven constituencies to the aspirants contesting on the ticket of unregistered party or as an independent.

Some candidates seem to be fascinated with "kite and ceiling fan" as well as, according to a senior election official, over a dozen aspirants lined up to grab these symbols to woo the voters.

"We had to draw a lot to distribute the poll symbols," the officer added.

On the other hand symbols like "scissor, violin, frock and fork" could not attract the candidates as there was not a single taker for the mascot.

Similarly, there was very less appetite for eatables like "ice cream, banana, maize, coconut and bread" as a few opted for them.

Total 49 free symbols were offered to independent candidates and from unrecognised parties which unlike the national and states parties do not have permanent election symbols.