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As 'colourful' as it gets

Besides four popular symbols - bicycle, hand, lotus and car - there are about 82 election symbols allotted to candidates for LS and Assembly elections in Andhra Pradesh.
PTI | By Press Trust of India, Hyderabad
PUBLISHED ON APR 13, 2004 01:20 PM IST

Besides four popular symbols like bicycle, hand, lotus and car, there are about 82 election symbols allotted to candidates for Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in Andhra Pradesh.

The 'bicycle', a mode of transport of majority of the common people, is the symbol of ruling TDP while the main opposition party Congress has its recognised symbole 'hand' and BJP's symbol is 'lotus'.

Aspiring to make inroad in Telangana region, Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), led by former deputy speaker of the state assembly K Chandrasekhar Rao, who formed the party after quitting TDP, has been allotted 'car' symbol.

Another popular symbol `kite' has been allotted to Majlis Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM), whose former floor leader Asaduddin Owaisi is making all out effort to fly high his kite in Hyderabad Lok Sabha constituency.

Independents contesting the assembly and Parliamentary elections have been allotted various attractive symbols. While a candidate was allotted an 'ice cream', another was allotted the 'coconut' as his symbol.

Some symbols allotted by Election Commission include: television, bangles, necklace, ceiling fan, bridge, candles, book, cap, hat, slate, ring, banana, cot, bat, bell, balloon, cup & saucer, bread, carrom board, ladder, spoon, electric pole, rising sun and lion.

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