The Election Commission has assigned new symbols for the warring Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) factions — one, led by Chirag Paswan , son of the late Ram Vilas Paswan, and the other, by Pashupati Kumar Paras, the senior Paswan’s brother.

Ahead of the bypolls set to take place in Tarapur and Kusheshwar Asthan assembly segments of Bihar, the EC decided that Paswan-led faction will be recognised as Lok Janshakti Party (Ram Vilas) with a ‘helicopter’ symbol. Whereas, Paras’ faction will be termed as the Rashtriya Lok Janshakti Party with a ‘sewing machine’ symbol.

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