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Election Commission freezes AIADMK's two leaves symbol and party name

The EC also ruled that neither group can use AIADMK name.

Published: 23rd March 2017 12:11 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd March 2017 12:51 AM   |  A+A-

By Online Desk

The Election Commission after hearing both factions of the AIADMK party contesting for the symbol of 'Two Leaves' has decided that neither of the groups will be permitted to use the symbol in the upcoming RK Nagar bypoll. The EC also ruled that neither group could use the name AIADMK.

After the death of former AIADMK chief and Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa, there has been a tug of war between General Secretary VK Sasikala and the breakaway faction headed by former chief minister O Panneerselvam. The issue took a new turn  on March 16 when the Panneerselvam faction filed a petition seeking allotment of the two leaves symbol to E Madhusudanan, their candidate in RK Nagar, which is facing a bypoll on April 12.

With both factions contesting for the symbol, the Election Commission decided to hear arguments of both sides today. The lawyers of both factions appeared before the Commission and put forth their views. After much deliberation, the Election Commission has decided to freeze the two leaves symbol of the AIADMK party for the upcoming RK Nagar bypoll. The EC also ruled that neither group can use AIADMK name.

Both factions will be allotted different symbols which they can choose from the list of available symbols. 

The Election Commission said that both groups are allowed a further and final opportunity to adduce documents and affidavits latest by April 17, 2017.

 



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