Polls give voters a colourful menu of symbols to feast on

Bat,cot,sealing fan,letter box and what not are the symbols chosen by the independent candidates who are in fray.

Written by Raakhi Jagga | Ludhiana | Published:January 25, 2012 12:34 am

Bat,cot,sealing fan,letter box and what not are the symbols chosen by the independent candidates who are in fray. In fact many of them carry a sample along with them while they are walking. Of all these,the letter box is the most popular as it has been chosen by Congress rebel candidate Bhalinder Singh from Khanna,SAD rebel Simarjeet Singh Bains from Atam Nagar and another SAD rebel Daljit Singh Bhola from Ludhiana East.

Bhola has got a small letter box attached in front of his car so as to make people remember about his symbol while Simarjeet Bains has got one letter box made of cardboard which he carries along in every public meeting and he tells masses that they have to fill that box with votes so as to make him victorious.

Simarjeet’s elder brother Balwinder Bains- another SAD rebel is contesting from Ludhiana South and is election symbol is torch and again he carries a torch along with him in public meetings. says Bains senior,“This is to show you all light to fight with corruption.”

Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) has the sewing machine as its election symbol. The cupboard has been chosen by Karnail Singh independent candidate from Khanna.

Gurdeep Singh,another independent from this area,carries a bat along with him which is his election symbol. However Ranjit Singh,independent from Samrala,was more innovative as he chose a batsman as his election symbol while in Sahnewal,independent Krishan Kumar Sharma chose Auto rickshaw as his symbol.

Sharma opines that he is a common man whose ride is auto rickshaw,so he chose the same,while Gurmail Singh independent candidate from Ludhiana East chose cup and plate as his symbol and Jagatjit Singh from the same constituency has chosen crown as his symbol.

In Atam Nagar,the gas cylinder has been chosen by independent candidate Arvinder Singh Dhanjal while Harpreet Singh Bansal chose Mixi from the same constituency. The candle is the symbol of Sandhya James in Ludhiana North while the pen stand has been adopted by Sukhdev Singh from the same constituency.

The candidates were given choices of three symbols and they had to choose out of the three. A total of ‘139 candidates are in the fray in the 14 Ludhiana constituencies. Candidates have tried new symbols to attract the voters.

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