JD-U keen to change its symbol to 'wheel': Nitish

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Patna, Dec 3: Bihar's ruling JD-U will approach the Election Commission to change its election symbol 'arrow' in favour of its previous symbol 'wheel', Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on Thursday.

"The JD-U will approach the Election Commission for a change of its symbol. There is unanimous agreement in the party on this," the Janata Dal-United leader told the media here.

Nitish Kumar

He said there was confusion among voters over the 'arrow' symbol, with some other parties having more or less similar symbol.

"The JD-U lost some seats (in the assembly polls) due to confusion over the party's symbol with other parties' similar symols."

He said the JD-U was keen to get its old symbol 'wheel'.

"JD-U will talk to former prime minister and Janata Dal-Secular president H D Deve Gowda for this," he said.

The 'wheel' was the symbol of Janata Dal before it split into the JD-U and JD-S.

JD-U leaders Ajay Alok and Neeraj Kumar say the party lost at least four seats as people confused the JD-U symbol with the 'bow and arrow' symbol of the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha and Shiv Sena.

The JD-U contested 101 of the 243 seats and won 71.

IANS

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