Demanding that the election commission should not allow any symbols resembling its car symbol, the BRS party moved the Delhi High Court. The matter will be heard on Thursday. Earlier, the BRS leaders B Vinod Kumar and others met the chief election commission officials and submitted a memorandum. They wanted the commission not to allot symbols such as chapathi maker, road roller, ship, soap dish, television and others that resemble the party’s car symbol.
In the 2011 election, they were removed but the commission is again trying to use them in ensuing elections. The independent candidates and parties that are not recognised by the commission are likely to get these symbols, the party leaders fear. There is the likelihood of confusion among the voters and many in rural areas may vote for those symbols thinking they belong to the BRS party. Such incidents happened in the past.
As the election commission officials did not give any assurance to the BRS leaders, they had to move to the court.
By Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao