Madras High Court has dismissed the petition filed by ‘Traffic’ Ramaswamy seeking abolition of permanent symbols of recognised state and political parties. The First Bench said the petition is dismissed with cost-quantifying a sum of `5,000. The cost was later cancelled on the request of the petitioner. The judges said that in case of statutory representation or appeal, the minimum period is three to six months. The court also disposed of a petition filed by Ramaswamy over unauthorised erection of statues in Chennai district. The petition was disposed after M S Ramesh, additional government pleader, sought time and said the representation is pending consideration.