List of political party symbols in India

List of political party symbols in India

The following is a partial list of political party symbols in India as of the 2004 general elections in India. Assignment of election symbols are made and periodically updated by India's Election Commission.

The commission publishes such a list for national and state parties. "State" includes some parties which have a regional presence. It also publishes the list of free symbols available for assignment and the list of "registered unrecognized" parties, which are not assigned an election symbol.

National parties

"complete list"

* lotus - Bharatiya Janata Party
* ears of maize and sickle - Communist Party of India
* hammer, sickle, and star - Communist Party of India - Marxist
* hand - Indian National Congress
* clock - Nationalist Congress Party
* elephant - Bahujan Samaj Party (with the exception of the states of Assam and Sikkim where certain state parties use the elephant)

tate parties

"partial list, ordered by state"

* bicycle - Telugu Desam Party (Andhra Pradesh)
* elephant - Asom Gana Parishad (Assam)
* arrow - Janata Dal (United) (Bihar, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Nagaland)
* hurricane lamp - Rashtriya Janata Dal (Bihar, Jharkhand)
* spectacles - Indian National Lok Dal (Haryana)
* telephone - Himachal Vikas Congress (Himachal Pradesh)
* plough - Jammu & Kashmir National Conference (Jammu and Kashmir)
* ink pot and pen - People's Democratic Party (Jammu and Kashmir)
* bow and arrow - Jharkhand Mukthi Morcha (Jharkhand)
* lady farmer carrying paddy on her head - Janata Dal (Secular) (Karnataka)
* two leaves - Kerala Congress (Mani faction) (Kerala)
* ladder - Muslim League (Kerala)
* bow and arrow - Shiv Sena (Maharashtra)
* conch - Biju Janata Dal (Orissa)
* scales - Akali Dal (Punjab)
* umbrella - Sikkim National Front (Sikkim)
* two leaves - All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (Tamil Nadu)
* rising sun - Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (Tamil Nadu)
* hand pump - Rashtriya Lok Dal (Uttar Pradesh)
* bicycle - Samajwadi Party (Uttar Pradesh)
* lion - All India Forward Bloc (West Bengal)
* flowers and grass - Nationalist Trinamool Congress (West Bengal)

External links and references

* [ Electoral Laws]
* [ Electoral Laws Handbook of Symbols 2004] , in PDF format

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