Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi is likely to get a poll symbol before March 29, the official date of notification. The Madras High Court has directed Election Commission to allot Star or any other symbol from the free list of symbols to VCK to contest the upcoming parliamentary election.
The order was issued by first bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Satish K Agnihotri and Justice M M Sundresh after hearing the submission of G Rajagopalan, senior counsel for the election commission that representations made by VCK treasurer M Mohamed Yousuf is under consideration of the EC.
The judges said that EC and the Chief Electoral Officer should consider the petition and pass orders in accordance with law before official date of notification.
Yousuf has submitted before the High Court that even though Star symbol was allotted to Mizo National Front, it would not create any hardship or loss to anyone or any other political party in Tamil Nadu if VCK is allotted Star symbol.
He has urged that EC should allot Star or any one symbol from the free symbol list as the election symbol for VCK to contest in Chidambaram and Thiruvallur constituencies during the Lok Sabha polls.
In a separate order, Madras High Court has directed the Director General of Police to provide personal security officer (PSO) as security for VCK leader Thol Thirumavalan till the completion of the Lok Sabha elections.