The State Election Commissioner of Nagaland, in exercise of the provision under Section 31 (1) of the Nagaland Municipal Act 2023 has adopted the political parties specifying the names of recognized national and state parties, registered – unrecognized parties and list of free symbols for the upcoming Municipal and Town Council elections. This is in pursuance of Paragraph 17 of the Election Symbol (Reservation and Allotment) Order 1968, as amended by the Election Commission of India.

Accordingly, in pursuance of Rule 19 of Part – III of the Nagaland Municipal Election Rules, 2023, the State Election Commissioner of Nagaland has informed that the following National Parties, State Parties and their symbols along with free symbols have been adopted by the State Election Commission of Nagaland for conduct of Election to the Municipal and Town Council, 2024 as specified under:

The National Parties and the symbols respectively reserved for them are Aam Aadmi Party – Broom; Bahujan Samaj Party – Elephant; Bharatiya Janata Party – Lotus; Communist Party of India (Marxist) – Hammer, Sickle and Star; and Indian National Congress – Hand.

The State parties of Nagaland and the symbols respectively reserved for them are Naga Peoples Front – Cock; Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party – Globe; Lok Janshakti Party (Ram Vilas) – Helicopter; Nationalist Congress Party – Clock; Nationalist Congress Party (Sharadchandra Pawar) – Man Blowing Turha.

State parties from other States and the symbols respectively reserved for them: National People’s Party – Book.

The SEC further informed that if a State party recognized in one State is granted concession for using its reserved symbol in another State in which it is not so recognized, the nomination of Candidates set up by that party in such other State will also be required to be subscribed by one elector of the Ward as proposer.  These parties include Nagaland Congress – Dao; Rising People’s Party – Pen Nib with Seven Rays; and United Naga Democratic Party – Hat.

The SEC also listed thirty free symbols. They are: Almirah, Flute, Auto-Rickshaw, Gas Stove, Bat, Letter Box, Battery Torch, Plastering Trowel, Belt, Ring, Binoculars, Safety Pin, Box, Scissors, Calculator, Sewing Machine, Camera, Spanner, Computer, Table, Cutting Pliers, Trumpet, Diamond, Violin, Dish Antenna, Water Tank, Ear Rings, Whistle, Envelope, Wool and Needle.

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