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Two leaves symbol order: Dinakaran moves Delhi HC

News Agencies | Updated on: 30 November 2017, 12:11 IST

Ousted AIADMK leader TTV Dinakaran approached Delhi High Court on 30 November challenging 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 in the 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.

Following the ruling, Dinakaran, while addressing party workers here last week, said, "I will win in RK Nagar by-election and take back 'two leaves' symbol."

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.

Dinakaran is also facing court case in the two leaves symbol bribery case.

On November 23, a Delhi court pulled up the police once again for not filing supplementary chargesheet against Dinakaran in the two leaves bribery case, who was granted bail on June 1 after being arrested on 25 April.

According to police, arrested middleman Sukesh Chandrashekhar had tried to bribe the EC officials to get nod for using the symbol for Sasikala's faction of the AIADMK.

Also read: TTV Dinakaran: Will take back 'two leaves' symbol

Meanwhile, the EC has fixed 21 December as the polling date for the RK Nagar by-elections. 


First published: 30 November 2017, 12:11 IST