No common symbol for candidates: Sanyukt Samaj Morcha: The Tribune India

Chandigarh: A day after claiming the allocation of ‘cot’ as a common symbol for candidates, the Sanyukt Samaj Morcha turned around on Saturday and said that no common symbol had been allocated to their candidates. Chief spokesman Manjit Singh said there was confusion among voters over the SSM symbol. “It is specified that at the time of the filing of the candidatures, the SSM candidates submitted papers as independent candidates. There is therefore no single electoral symbol. He said many of them had a “bed”, while others had the “pot” as their symbol. The SSM had required the “tractor” as a common symbol. TNS

AAP candidate’s family denies bribery charge

Moga: The husband of AAP candidate Dr Amandeep Kaur Arora, Dr Rakesh Arora, has called the corruption allegations made by former AAP chief Ashu Banger ‘false and baseless’. Banger, a Congress candidate from Ferozepur Rural, had accused former PAA leader Navdeep Singh Sangha and Dr Arora of demanding money for a ticket. Dr. Arora and Sangha have denied claims that the tape released by Banger was “fabricated”. Sangha, who was also denied a ticket by the AAP, is running as SSM candidate from Moga. TNS

No AAP wave, it’s just hype

Last time too, the polls gave the AAP 100 places, but they ended up winning

only 20. Of these too many deputies have abandoned them. It’s just hype…people will bring Congress back with a full majority. — OP Soni, Deputy CM

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James V. Hayes