As the State Election Commission has prohibited public display of campaign materials, such as wall posters, hoardings and cut-outs, for the local body elections the candidate have hit upon a novel idea of popularising their symbols.
The candidates in the fray at Thiruvahindrapuram near here have displayed their symbols illuminated with serial lights, mounted on high-rise scaffoldings. These symbols would be visible during nights and from far off.
Certain illuminations are set in flickering mode so as to create the psychedelic effect so none would miss them.
In this aspect independents outwit their counterparts owing allegiance to the major political parties. For, the symbols of independents are quite huge, out-sizing that of the leading political parties. On display are symbols like “Rising Sun,” “Two Leaves,” “Ladder,” and “Spectacles.”
An independent candidate said that the inspiration had come from the local festivals in which the images of the goddesses would be delineated through serial lights mounted on giant-size scaffolding to add lustre to the celebrations.