Bhubaneswar, Dec. 30 -- The State Election Commission on Thursday issued a bunch of symbols for use by the candidates in the upcoming panchayat polls next year in Odisha for the posts of zilla parishad member, samiti member, sarpanch and ward member.

The EC has issued as many as 19 free symbols for use in the election of members of Zilla Parishad. Cot, Boy & Girl, Bucket, Letter Box, Drum, Jug Ring and Saw are some of the symbols.

At least 19 symbols have been listed for use in the election of the Samiti by the candidates. These include-Kettle, Stool, Bus, Lock and Key, Spectacles, Hand Fan are some among them.

The EC has issued a total of 26 additional symbols including Banyan Tree, Motor Car, Lantern, Brinjal, Basket, Candles etc for...