J. Venkatesan

New Delhi: The Election Commission on Thursday allotted the `Lion' symbol to cine actor Karthick of the national unit of the All India Forward Bloc. In its order, the Commission said: "We cannot go by what the State unit has to say. We have to go only by what the central unit of the party says." The Commission pointed out that in this case, the central unit of the AIFB had stated that the `Lion' symbol should be allotted only to the group led by Mr. Karthick.

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