How Election Commission decides on party symbols?

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.   How Election Commission decides on party symbols? Context: Delhi High Court has dismissed public interest litigation, seeking the removal of election symbols from ballot papers for the municipal elections in the city.   What’s the issue? The petitioner …

Election symbols:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.   Context: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during an election speech in Uttar Pradesh, appeared to suggest a connection between the 2008 Ahmedabad blasts and the Samajwadi Party due to its election symbol, the bicycle.   What’s the issue? Bicycles …

How Election Commission decides on party symbols?

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.   How Election Commission decides on party symbols? Context: Former Punjab CM Amarinder Singh’s newly formed party Punjab Lok Congress has received its party symbol – Hockey stick and ball.     Firstly, how are symbols allotted to political …