AIADMK 'two leaves' symbol row: EC to hear arguments tomorrow

ANI | Updated: Nov 06, 2017 18:56 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov 6 (ANI): The Election Commission will hear arguments in connection with the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) 'two leaves' symbol case tomorrow.

"Their arguments, our arguments on behalf of Mr. EPS (Edappadi K. Palaniswami), Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam and the whole party will now take place on Wednesday at 4 o'clock," Palaniswami's advocate, Mukul Rohatgi, told the media on Monday.

He further said that the faction led by EPS was in a hurry to de-freeze the symbol.

"So between Wednesday and Thursday we will finish the case and expect the commission to give its order at the earliest," he added.

Earlier, the Supreme Court had asked the Election Commission to decide on which of the two factions of the AIADMK should be allowed to use the symbol by November 10.

Following the demise of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in December last year, a tug of war had broken out between the two factions.

Both the factions approached the Commission and asked that the official party symbol be given to it. (ANI)