Hyderabad: The ruling TRS party and the BJP are worried about the party symbols which are similar in nature might cause confusion among the voters in the upcoming Huzurabad by-elections. It is worthy to note that some candidates chose election symbols that were similar to the TRS car symbol and the BJP’s lotus symbol.
It may be recalled that the ruling TRS had faced a similar situation during the 2014 and 2018 General Elections in the State, as such identical symbols were responsible for their defeat in many places. The symbols like road roller, truck, farmer’s tractor, chapati roller pin, auto rickshaw, iron box, bus, lorry were the cause of the split of TRS votes in the previous assembly elections.
Keeping this in mind the TRS had asked the Election Commission to remove such similar symbols from the list in response, the Election Commission removed the truck, road roller and auto symbols from the list. It is said that TRS party lost seats because of truck symbols in previous elections.
Now, in Huzurabad, they continue to face a similar situation and tension. In a bid to create mischief several independent candidates have applied for chapati rollers, farm tractor, iron box, lorries and bus symbols which are similar to the TRS car symbol.
The same is the case of the BJP, where symbols like cauliflower and pineapple were applied by few candidates, both of which look like the official symbol of the BJP, the lotus flower when viewed from a distance. The saffron party leaders are worried that it may create trouble for them as well. In another instance Pen nib symbol looked like a lotus in bloom when viewed from a distance.