A plea has been filed before the Supreme Court seeking directions to the Election Commission to stop the practice of having party symbols on ballot and Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and instead replace them with ''name, age, educational qualification and photograph'' of contesting candidates. .The petition filed by BJP spokesperson Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay came up for hearing before a Bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde and Justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian when it directed that a copy of the plea be served on Attorney General KK Venugopal Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to elicit their views. .No formal notice was issued by the Court .Senior Advocate Vikas Singh appearing for the petitioner argued that in Brazil a candidate gets a number to contest polls and that no symbols are allotted.Singh also mentioned that a letter regarding the same was sent to the Election Commission of India but no response was received..The petition said that the best solution to weed corruption and criminalisation in politics is to replace political party symbols on ballot and EVM with name, age, educational qualification and photograph of the candidates..The petition further stated that ballot and EVM, without political party symbols, have many benefits as it will help electors to vote and support intelligent, diligent and honest candidates."Ballot and EVMs, without political party symbol, will control dictatorship of political party bosses in ticket distribution and force them to give ticket to those who religiously work for people''s welfare," the plea said..However the CJI sought to know "how a symbol prejudice the electronic voting process in any way ?"He said that he will hear the Attorney General on the issue and deferred the case.