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What’s In A (Political Party) Symbol?

The symbols of political parties in India are everywhere – on bumper stickers, street lights, wall murals. You would recognise BJP’s lotus and Congress’ hand anywhere. That’s because when it’s election day, it’s these symbols we see on the ballots, not the party names.

Even though these symbols are so important, the way they are allotted and regulated by the Election Commission of India is a little random and outdated.

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