Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has been assigned the broom as an election symbol.
Immediately after receiving the Election Commission of India’s letter, the party tweeted: “Is baar chalegi jhadoo beimaano par (the broom will sweep away the corrupt)”.
It then tweeted again: ‘Ye chunaav chinha nahi, Dilli ke liye badlaav chinha hai (This is not just an election symbol, but a symbol of change for Delhi).
“With the broom, which symbolises dignity of labour, we hope to clean the filth which has permeated our government and legislature,” a party statement said.
Formed in October 2012, AAP has already announced that it would fight all 70 seats in the forthcoming assembly elections in Delhi.
Referring to three recent independent polls by media agencies that showed that AAP may be “on its way to sweep the polls”, the party statement also claimed: “These surveys show that AAP is being perceived as the right political alternative in Delhi.”
The party said it would formally launch the party’s election symbol at a public event on August 3.