Strolling stick, child walker, air conditioner, balloon and bangles are among the many 193 “free symbols” issued by the Election Fee lately for Independents and candidates of unrecognised events to choose from.
Whereas recognised nationwide and state events contest meeting and Lok Sabha elections on their symbols, Independents and candidates of unrecognised events have to decide on their symbols from the record issued by the ballot panel once in a while.
The recent record issued by the EC on Could 15 has 193 such “free symbols”.
Among the many free symbols are a strolling stick, child walker, air conditioner, balloon, bangles, wheelbarrow, whistle, window, wool and needle, watermelon, walnut, pockets, violin, vacuum cleaner, and trumpet.
The final a part of 2023 would witness a sequence of meeting polls with the phrases of the legislative assemblies of Mizoram, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Telangana ending on completely different dates between December this 12 months and January 2024.
Whereas the time period of the 40-member Mizoram meeting ends on December 17, the tenures of the Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh legislative assemblies conclude on January 3 and January 6, respectively.
The tenures of the Rajasthan and Telangana assemblies finish on January 14 and January 16.
Polls in these 5 states being held collectively can’t be dominated out at this stage.
Apart from the scheduled polls, meeting elections within the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir can’t be dominated out this 12 months.
Sources had earlier mentioned that elections in Jammu and Kashmir could also be held in the summertime of 2023 after winter situations subside, and the timing would rely on the safety state of affairs.
After the conclusion of the 62-day lengthy Amarnath Yatra from July 1 to August 31, a potential window someday in October this 12 months could possibly be obtainable for polls in Jammu and Kashmir.
The phrases of the legislative assemblies of Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh and Odisha are ending on completely different dates in June subsequent 12 months.
Since Lok Sabha polls are normally held in April-Could, there’s a chance that meeting elections within the three states could possibly be held concurrently with the parliamentary train.
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