EC eliminates TRS ‘cars and truck’ phonies from free sign list


HYDERABAD: The Election Commission (EC) has actually eliminated autorickshaw, truck, hat and iron box from the list of ‘totally free signs’ in Telangana state. The EC released a gazette notification to this impact on Saturday.

The TRS had actually previously sent a representation to the EC not to set aside autorickshaw, truck, iron box symbols to ‘independents’ or little political parties, arguing that these symbols look like TRS’ ‘car’ sign and causing confusion amongst citizens due to which it lost a few seats in the 2018 Assembly surveys along with Dubbak Assembly seat in the bypoll in November 2020.

In the 2018 Assembly surveys, the EC allotted truck sign to Samajwadi Forward Bloc candidates. These prospects protected countless votes in a couple of constituencies and in many cases more than significant political celebrations, the BJP, the CPI, the CPM and the TD and so on

. The TRS declared that their triumph margin in numerous constituencies came down and likewise their candidates faced defeat in a couple of seats as voters, especially ignorant and elderly people with vision problems, got puzzled with the truck symbol with vehicle and voted for Samajwadi prospects.

In Dubbak bypoll, Bandaru Nagaraju, an independent prospect who was allocated a “rolling pin with board” sign, polled 3,570 votes. He was likewise surveyed 60 ballot votes. The TRS claimed that this symbol had a striking similarity to the vehicle symbol on EVMs and ballot papers due to which it lost the seat to the BJP by a slender margin of 1,431 votes.

The Telangana State Election Commission (TSEC) has actually also gotten rid of these signs from the ‘complimentary signs’ list in the elections held for towns and community corporations between 2019 and 2021.

Released at Sat, 25 Sep 2021 14:12:06 -0500