Election Commission allots new poll symbol to Sharad Pawar’s NCP

The symbol that has been allotted is called 'man blowing turha'.

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On Thursday, the Nationalist Congress Party faction led by Sharad Pawar was given a new symbol by the Election Commission.
The NCP group led by Sharad Pawar was given the "Man Blowing Turha" symbols.

The Election Commission announced in a statement, "As per the request received, "Man Blowing Turha" is allotted to the group/party in all the parliamentary constituencies in the State of Maharashtra."

Sharing the news through his social media account, the party mentioned, "In the history of Maharashtra, Chhatrapati Shiv Rai's valor, the Trumpet, which set the ears of the throne of Delhi, is a matter of pride for 'Nationalist Congress Party - Sharad Chandra Pawar' today. With the progressive thoughts of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the idol of Maharashtra, Phule, Shahu, Ambedkar, respected Mr. This 'Tutari' is ready to blow the trumpet once again to shake the throne of Delhi along with Sharad Chandra Pawar saheb!”

On February 6, the Election Commission issued a decision favoring the Ajit Pawar-led side. On Monday, the Supreme Court declared that the name of the Sharad Pawar camp will stand still further directions. 

In response to a petition filed by the Sharad Pawar camp challenging the February 6 ruling, the court allowed the NCP founder to request the emblem from the Election Commission. Additionally, it instructed the poll panel to assign the emblem to the Sharad Pawar group no later than one week after they applied.

Senior Advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi, who represented the NCP founder, had noted that the title given to the Sharad Pawar side was merely an interim measure devised by the Election Commission until the Rajya Sabha elections, which will be held on February 27.

Ajit Pawar left from the NCP in July 2023 and sworn in as the deputy chief minister in the Eknath Shinde-led government a move that came as a big shock to both his uncle and the Maha Vikas Aghadi in Maharashtra. Alongside him eight other NCL MLAs sworn in.