The Praja Rajyam’s proposal to field its candidates on the election symbol of any recognised party if it is denied a common symbol, has amused politicians. Legal and political analysts feel that it is a crazy idea which will create a lot of problems for the PR constitutionally and politically. The percentage of polled votes will go into the account of the recognised party and not the PR. Hence, the PR will not be recognised by the EC, even if it puts up a good show by implementing this plan. Interestingly, if the PR’s candidates contest the elections on the symbol of any recognised party, then the B-forms will have to be issued by the president of that party. All the candidates who might win the contest will be treated as members of that recognised party and not the PR. As a result, the Praja Rajyam will have to start all over again during the next elections to get the EC’s recognition for a common symbol. Even if all the elected members take membership in the PR after the elections, the EC rules do not permit a common symbol for such a political party. “The PR leadership might be considering the possibility of fielding its candidates on the symbol of a recognised party unmindful of the legal and political repercussions,” said a top official in the Election Commission on condition of anonymity. When this newspaper contacted the chief electoral officer in the state, Mr I.V. Subba Rao, he declined to comment on the issue as Chiranjeevi’s plan was not clear.