Chennai, November 30: Ousted AIADMK leader TTV Dinakaran approached the Delhi High Court on Thursday challenging the ‘two leaves symbol’ order of the Election Commission (EC). The court has admitted the plea and is likely to hear the matter on Friday.
Earlier this month, the election watchdog had ruled that the party’s faction led by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E. Palanisamy and his deputy, O. Panneerselvam (EPS-OPS) would be entitled to use the name of the party and its reserved symbol, holding that it enjoyed majority in the party’s legislative and organisational wings ahead of the R.K Nagar elections.
Backed by her aunt, Sasikala, Dinakaran had also laid claim over the symbol after a power tussle ensued in the party following the death of Jayalalithaa. Meanwhile, the EC has fixed December 21 as the polling date for the RK Nagar by-elections.