The coming election will see a new lease of symbols as the election commission has decided to drop some of the decade long symbols and introduce “modern and friendly” symbols for the coming state election.

From the old symbols, only seven were retained.  Among those dropped are the head of a tiger, a pair of scissors, a shoe, smoking pipe, umbrella, rooster, bicycle, bus, tractor, typewriter, kite, top and an oil palm.

The symbols drops are said to carry negative connotations.