Chaos prevailed at polling stations in Old Malakpet division with voters complaining over the tampering of candidate party symbols on ballot papers.
Confusion erupted as the ballot papers in Ward No: 26 displayed CPM party symbol opposite CPI candidates name. The symbol of hammer was printed instead of the CPI symbol sickle in Old Malakpet division.
Raising concerns over the same CPI party leaders at the polling booth demanded the election commission to stop polling. CPI state secretary Chaada Venkatereddy has blamed the Election Commission for negligence over the blunder. The State Election Commission is likely to take a decision on the basis of the Election Authority’s report.