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Cauliflower, Green Chilli, Scissors: Quirky Symbols in Play Today

Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu and Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken during a roadshow for MCD elections in Rajouri Garden of New Delhi on April 7. (PTI Photo)

Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu and Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken during a roadshow for MCD elections in Rajouri Garden of New Delhi on April 7. (PTI Photo)

Almirah, cauliflower, spectacles, auto-rickshaw and sewing machine are some of the symbols being used by Independent candidates in Delhi municipal polls on Sunday.

New Delhi: Almirah, cauliflower, spectacles, auto-rickshaw and sewing machine are some of the symbols being used by Independent candidates in Delhi municipal polls on Sunday.

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In north Delhi, green chilli, buckets, bottle, bat and battery torch are some of the symbols. The 'bat' symbol has been used by a candidate in Naraina village, while 'sewing machine' has been picked up by one in Dasghara Village, PTI reported.

Other quirky symbols used in NDMC areas are gas cylinder, candle, table tractor-riding farmer, pressure cooker and cot. In South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) area, ‘spectacles’ symbol has been used by the candidates of Basidara Pur and a ward in Sangam Vihar.

Almirah symbol has been used by a candidate in Tilak Nagar and diamond symbol by one in Vikas Puri.

Then there are symbols ranging from coat, flute, chessboard to binoculars and gramophone in SDMC wards.

In the East Delhi Municipal Corporation area, some of symbols used by Independent candidates are school bag, batsman, matchbox, blackboard, glass tumbler, air-conditioner, envelope, besides gas cylinders and auto-rickshaw symbols.

The high-octane MCD elections will test the fortune of 2,537 candidates —1,004 in NDMC, 985 in SDMC and 548 in EDMC areas.

The AAP, which is seeking to replicate its stellar performance in 2005 Assembly polls, has fielded candidates in all 272 wards.

The BJP, which is seeking to retain the turf it has held for the last 10 years, has fielded all fresh faces in 267 wards it is contesting.

The Congress, which finished second in the Rajouri Garden bypoll, is hoping for a resurgence and banked on its big guns during campaigns to shore up its fortune, despite unabated infighting. It has fielded 271 candidates.

The BSP, the JD(U) and the Samajwadi Party, banking on Purvanchali vote bank, have fielded 211, 95 and 28 candidates, respectively.

(With PTI inputs)