It’s not the face that the voter sees, or the name of the candidate. In the booth, the only thing available for stamping is the symbol. That is what represents the candidate and the party he stands for. So what goes into this primary mark of identity? Back in 2006, the Lok Satta Party—its roots were in Lok Satta, a civil society movement started in 1996 by former IAS officer Jayaprakash Narayan in Andhra Pradesh, which spread around the country—transformed itself into a political p