Kamal Haasan Says Party Alotted Battery Torch Symbol For Upcoming Tamil Nadu Polls


The symbol has been alotted for all 234 Tamil Nadu assembly constituencies, Kamal Haasan said


Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) has been allotted the “battery torch” symbol by the Election Commission for the upcoming assembly elections in Tamil Nadu, party chief Kamal Haasan said today.

“We have been allotted torchlight symbol for all the 234 assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu,” he said in a video message on his twitter handle.

Assembly elections are likely to be held during April-May in the state.

MNM contested on the symbol of torchlight in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and garnered a vote share of 3.77 per cent.

The party had last month said it was “denied” the torch symbol for 2021 assembly polls by the poll body though the party got it for contesting elections in neighbouring Puducherry.


The party had moved the Madras High Court last month, seeking a direction to the Election Commission to allot the symbol to it.

It had also wanted the court to restrain the MGR Makkal Katchi from using the battery torch symbol alloted then to the little known party.

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