Apple cart, antique phone: Unique symbols mark polls in Aggar Nagar


Apple cart, supporters riding bicycles, an antique telephone, kites and toy aeroplanes were among the unique ways to popularise voting symbols of candidates in Aggar Nagar management committee polls, held peacefully on Sunday at Community Centre, Block B.

Candidates used these means in a bid to garner maximum support from voters. While an apple cart was placed right in front of the venue by Shiv Kumar Mittal, whose symbol was Apple - he even distributed apples to residents for free, supporters of candidate Hemraj Goyal peddled their way to the polling booth on cycles as it was his symbol.

It was interesting to see an antique telephone, which was put on display by Chaman Lal Gupta as his symbol, and small inflated toy aeroplanes which were given to residents by supporters of Sunil Goyal. Residents wearing T-shirts and carrying umbrellas with aeroplanes printed on them were also spotted.

The supporters of Surinder Garg decorated the whole colony with kites of various colours, while a motorbike was displayed at the venue by Surinder Gupta's supporters to publicise his symbol.

The results were declared after polling got over at 2 pm and seven candidates made it to the managing committee of Aggar Nagar while four candidates lost the elections.

A total of 622 residents from block A and B cast their votes. The next polls are due in the year 2018.

Those who made it to the panel

Amrit Lal Aggarwal, who was contesting for the fifth time, won with 89 votes followed by Pawan Garg with 79 votes. Ashwani Goyal with 70 votes and Hemraj Goyal and Shiv Kumar Mittal with 63 votes each also made it to seven-member panel. Chaman Lal Gupta with 55 votes and Sunil Goel with 53 votes also made it to the management committee.

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