Published on: October 5, 2021

ELECTION SYMBOLS

ELECTION SYMBOLS

What is in news : ECI allots election symbols to parties for By poll elections in Bihar

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.