Telangana: High Court dismisses TRS petition on removal of symbol
Telangana High Court has dismissed a writ petition filed by the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) which sought instructions to Election Commission of India to eight symbols similar to that of its car symbol in Munugode by-election.
A bench comprising Chief Justice, Justice Ujjal Bhuyan and Justice C.V. Bhaskar Reddy said the court cannot interfere in Munugode by-election since the process was already set in motion by the commission.
The bench noted that ECI had already considered TRS representation for deletion of the symbols and rejected the same after considering its plea. TRS was arguing that the voters in the rural areas of the constituency are likely to mistake the symbols of camera, chapati roller, Doli, road roller, soap dish, television, sewing machine and ship for car resulting to damage to the party prospects.