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.