Demand for fiber symbols picks up ahead of polls

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Nagpur, Mar 25 (ANI): With the process of general elections having begun in India, the demand for symbols made out of fiber is increasing.

The dummies of the symbols of various political parties made of fiber are used immensely for campaigning and promotional activities during the elections.

A shop in Nagpur that specializes in making these fiber plastic figurines has been flooded with orders from different political parties.

"These dummies of election symbols are attractive and are used by party workers to display it on their cars. They can be seen from the distance of 200 to 500 feet. These symbols are attractive as well as sturdy," said Ravi Dhupe, owner of a dummy shop.

The shop stocks up symbols like lotus for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), a hand for the Congress, a bow-arrow for the Shiv Sena and a bulky elephant for the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP).

The activists use these symbols with great pride for the publicity of their parties.

"As elections are approaching, these dummies are very useful. The material is very strong and long- lasting. They are attractive too," said Prashant Kumar, a Congress party worker.

These fiber dummies are available in various sizes ranging from two feet to 10 feet.

The demand for these dummies is greater in Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.

India will hold a five-phased general election between April 16 and May 13 in which 714 million people will cast their votes to elect a new Central Government. By Sunil Kumar (ANI)

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