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JD-U wants to move from ‘arrow’ to ‘wheel’

Patna: 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.

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.