The party says it goes well with its slogans of cleaning the polity of corruption
For the Delhi Assembly elections scheduled later this year, the Election Commission of India has allotted ‘broom’ as the election symbol to the Aam Aadmi Party. The symbol of ‘broom’ goes along with the party’s slogans of cleaning the polity of corruption.
Formal launch on August 3
The AAP would formally launch the party’s allotment of election symbol in a public event on August 3.
The AAP got registered with the ECI in January, after which the Commission asked it to select an election symbol from the list of 85 free symbols. The party submitted ‘broom’, ‘candle’ and ‘tap’ as its three most preferred symbols in the order of priority.
Reacting to the development, AAP spokesperson Aswasthi Muralidharan said: “With this, the party has crossed the second milestone (after party's registration) on its way to cleaning up the polity of the country. With the broom, which symbolises dignity of labour, the party hopes to clean the filth which has permeated our government and our legislature. The country needs a clean sweep of its corrupted mainstream political parties.”
“Right political alternative”
“Three independent polls conducted recently by the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, C Voter and Total TV show that AAP is not merely a serious contender in Delhi already, but is on its way to sweep the polls in Delhi to begin with. These surveys show that AAP is being perceived as the right political alternative in Delhi,” she further claimed.
Kejriwal vs. Dikshit
The party has decided to field candidates in all the 70 Assembly constituencies. Its foundermember Arvind Kejriwal has announced that he would take on Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit by contesting elections against her.
The party submitted ‘broom’, ‘candle’ and ‘tap’ to the Election Commission as its three most preferred symbols in the order