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KJP to approach Election Commission for a common symbol

Posted on Nov 09, 08:59PM | UNI

The Karnataka Janata Paksha (KJP) will approach the Election Commission for allotment of a common symbol.

Talking to reporters here, newly-elected party President V Dhananjay Kumar said a small committee had been formed to pursue the matter and the party would over the next fortnight attempt vigorously for the same.

Former Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa, who is likely to formally join the outfit and lead it from December 9, had already indicated that the party would go in for the bicycle symbol.

He said whether it was bicycle or a farmer with a plough the party would decide on its choice before approaching the Election Commission.

Currently only the Janata Dal (Secular) has a common symbol of farm woman carrying a paddy stalk upon her head and no other regional party has a common symbol. There are number of free symbols available for the party to choose, he indicated.

He said the party would on its own contest all the 224 seats in the next Assembly elections in Karnataka which is due in April/May 2013.