The BRS party has filed a petition in the Delhi High Court to remove car-like symbols from the Central Election Commission’s free symbols. They argue that these symbols could harm their chances in the elections. The court is scheduled to hear the petition on Thursday.
Previously, the BRS party has requested multiple times for the Election Commission to remove car-like symbols and not assign them to any party. Although the road roller sign was removed in 201, it was reinstated, and the BRS party is objecting to its reinstatement. The Election Commission has advised independent candidates to avoid using symbols that resemble cars.
The BRS party has asked the Election Commission to avoid allocating symbols like a camera, chapati roller, road roller, soapdish, television, sewing machine, ship, autorickshaw, and truck as they are similar to the car symbol on EVMs. They argue that these symbols should not be given to any candidate in the upcoming elections in Telangana as it is causing losses to their party. Since the Election Commission has not responded to their appeals, they have approached the Delhi High Court.