BJP opposes allotment of party symbol to GPP
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BJP's national spokesperson Nirmala Seetharaman on Monday said the party was opposing allotment of cricket bat as a common symbol to the Gujarat Parivartan Party on "technical grounds" and not as a panic reaction to GPP's growing influence in certain areas.
BJP legal cell is in touch with the Election Commission in this regard, she said.
She said that since GPP had not followed the concessional EC directive of declaring names of all candidates, it was not entitled to get a party symbol. Seetharaman said GPP was supposed to give list of its candidates to the EC three days ahead of the notification of allotment of the symbol, which it did not do and so, its candidates should be considered as Independents.
Already, returning officer of Bhavnagar West constituency has taken nomination of GPP candidate but has also referred the matter to the EC, she added.
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