Plea desires symbols faraway from EVMs

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, October 30

A Delhi BJP leader has moved the Supreme Court seeking a direction to the Election Commission to remove symbols from ballot and EVMs and replace it with ‘name, age, educational qualification and photograph’ of candidates, contending it would end corruption and criminalisation of politics in India.

BJP leader and advocate Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay, who has filed several PILs for electoral reforms and de-criminalisation of politics, urged the top court to declare the use of party symbols on EVMs illegal and unconstitutional.

He said the best solution to weed out corruption and criminalisation in politics was to replace political party symbols on ballot papers and EVMs with name, age, educational qualification and photograph of the candidates.

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