The plea had said that in the 2017 MCD elections, photographs of contesting candidates were put on the balloting unit of the Electronic Voting Machine.
The statement claimed that the CPI is the only party which has contested all election since independence on the same symbol.
In the recent times, both the Dravidian majors have been increasingly asking their smaller allies not to contest on independent poll symbols.
A petition said that the election commission has unilaterally decided to remove the ‘truck’ symbol bowing to pressure from the ruling TRS party.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar virtually put Sharad Yadav on notice, daring him to split the party and face action.
The Janata Dal-United (JD-U) faction led by Sharad Yadav is to approach the Election Commission to stake claim over the party symbol 'arrow'.