Published on: October 5, 2021
buy cipla accutane Election Symbols (Reservation and Allotment) Order of 1968:
- Order to provide for specification, reservation, choice and allotment of symbols for the recognition of political parties.
- Applicable to both parliamentary and assembly elections.
- As per the order a symbol shall be allotted to a contesting candidate in accordance with the provisions of this Order and different symbols shall be allotted to different contesting candidates at an election in the same constituency.
- Classification of Symbols: There are two types of symbols i.e reserved and free.
- A reserved symbol is a symbol which is reserved for a recognised political party for exclusive allotment to contesting candidates set up by that party.
- A free symbol is a symbol other than a reserved symbol.
- Classification of Political Parties: These are either recognised political parties or unrecognised political parties.
- A recognised political party shall either be a National party or a State party, rest all are unrecognised parties.
- Choice of symbols by candidates of National and State Parties and allotment thereof:
- A national party candidate has to mandatorily use its party symbol.
- A state party candidate has to mandatorily use its party symbol.
- No other person is allowed to use a national or state party symbol or national party symbol irrespective of that party contesting or not.
- It also gives EC power to suspend or withdraw recognition of a recognised political party for its failure to observe Model Code of Conduct or follow lawful directions and instructions of the Commission.