Advertisement
Monday, Dec 06, 2021
Outlook.com
Outlook.com

SC Suspends HC Order Asking EC To Allot Symbol To AIADMK Faction

The apex court also asked the Delhi HC to set up a two-judge bench to decide claims of two rival factions over AIADMK and its 'two leaves' symbol by April end.

SC Suspends HC Order Asking EC To Allot Symbol To AIADMK Faction
| File Photo
SC Suspends HC Order Asking EC To Allot Symbol To AIADMK Faction
outlookindia.com
2018-03-28T13:15:04+05:30

The Supreme Court today kept in abeyance a Delhi High Court order asking the Election Commission to consider allotting the 'pressure cooker' poll symbol to the AIADMK faction led by T T V Dhinakaran.

A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice A M Khanwilkar also asked the acting chief justice of Delhi High Court to set up a two-judge bench to decide the main dispute between the two AIADMK factions, led by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E K Palaniswamy and Dhinakaran, over their rival claims on the party and its 'two leaves' symbol by April end.

The Delhi High Court had on March 9 directed the poll panel to allot a common symbol, preferably that of 'pressure cooker', and a name to the AIADMK (Amma) faction led by Dhinakaran.

The Supreme Court was hearing a plea filed by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palanisamy and Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam against TTV Dinakaran.

With the death of AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa, a political turmoil erupted in the state. Following this, Dinakaran lost the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) party name and the 'two leaves' symbol to the Palaniswami- Panneerselvam faction.

Dinakaran was also arrested for alleged bribery and then evicted from the party by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E. Palaniswami to patch-up with O. Panneerselvam, following a rift in the party that started after Jayalalithaa's death.

Former AIADMK General Secretary V.K. Sasikala, Jayalalithaa's longtime companion, and Dinakaran were last year expelled following the imprisonment of Sasikala in a corruption case.

The sidelined AIADMK leader, Dinakaran, who recently won the by-election in Chennai's RK Nagar constituency -- the seat represented by iconic leader Jayalalithaa -- had also launched his party 'Amma Makkal Munetra Kazhagam' in Madurai on March 15. 

(Agencies' inputs)

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Jayant Yadav, Ravi Ashwin Spin India To Series Win Vs NZ in Mumbai Test

Jayant Yadav, Ravi Ashwin Spin India To Series Win Vs NZ in Mumbai Test

India beat New Zealand by 372 runs to win the second Test match at the Wankhede Stadium on Monday. India also pocket the series 1-0. The first Test match in Kanpur ended in a draw.

Maharashtra Teachers Queue Up For English Classes As Schools Turn Bilingual

Maharashtra Teachers Queue Up For English Classes As Schools Turn Bilingual

The Shiv Sena which is in power in the BMC as well as in Maharashtra has not been too gung-ho over English in the previous years. But that seems to be changing.

Bangladesh Liberation War: RSS-Linked Group To Hold Exhibition On 'Bengali Hindu Genocide' In Kolkata

Bangladesh Liberation War: RSS-Linked Group To Hold Exhibition On 'Bengali Hindu Genocide' In Kolkata

BJP's Suvendu Adhikary will be inaugurating the exhibition-cum-seminar to commemorate the Noakhali riots of 1946 and the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971.

Hip-Hop’s Strongest Asset Is Its History Of Rebellion And Truth-Telling

Hip-Hop’s Strongest Asset Is Its History Of Rebellion And Truth-Telling

Not since Indipop has a musical movement in India built such a strong independent presence

Advertisement