NEW DELHI (TIP): The BJP’s poll symbol, “lotus”, has got a “bold” makeover, with the Election Commission clearing a bolder outline for the symbol. Though the design remains the same, the EC allowed the BJP’s request to give the “lotus” a darker outline for added visibility. The party had approached the EC to alter the design of its election symbol, pleading that the present form made the ‘lotus’ appear much lighter in comparison to other symbols. The BJP intends to use the bolder look of ‘lotus’ in its election publicity material and make the voters aware of its new look to make it look eye-catching. “The BJP had approached the Election Commission with a request to allow it to use bolder outline for its election symbol “lotus” and the poll body has allowed us so. We will use the new form of our symbol as printed in black and white on the EVMs in all our publicity material henceforth,” BJP vice-president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi was quoted by news agencies as saying.