Much as the Congress would like the People’s Party of Punjab (PPP) to contest on its symbol in Bathinda, PPP president Manpreet Singh Badal is awaiting his party’s poll symbol of 2012 assembly polls – kite – to take on Badal family bahu Harsimrat Badal in Bathinda.
The family rebel has been running an aggressive poll campaign sans the “kite-flying” in his posters, banners and other publicity material, which have not been published. The party office, which was opened in Bathinda too, has no pictures of kites as the election commission has still to allot him the symbol.
PPP is not a recognised party and, hence, does not own any permanent symbol.
“This is surely a disadvantage as we will get to know if EC assigns us kite or some other symbol only on April 12. So we are not telling people about symbol right now,” Manpreet said.