AIADMK will go to EC on Sept. 29 in connection with two leaves symbol case

ANI | Updated: Sep 25, 2017 15:51 IST

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], September 25 (ANI): Expelled Deputy General Secretary of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) TTV Dhinakaran on Monday said that the party will go to the Election Commission (EC) on September 29 in connection with the two leaves symbol case.

"We will go to the Election Commission on September 29 regarding two leaves symbol case. There is no law in All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) for minister's to call for a General Council. The EC had already barred using party symbol and party name," Dhinakaran said.

On September 22, the EC re-scheduled the hearing in connection with the merged faction of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) party's claim over the two leaves symbol and name of the party.

The announcement comes after the merged faction headed by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E. Palaniswamy and Deputy Chief Minister O. Paneerselvam moved the EC seeking claim over the party symbol and name.

In its general council meeting on September 12, the merged faction had passed a resolution stating that the AIADMK will be a unified faction and shall retrieve the two leaves symbol and the AIADMK name.

The meeting also declared the jailed party general secretary V.K. Sasikala as expelled from the party, and forfeited the post of temporary general secretary.

Before the by-election of Tamil Nadu's RK Nagar constituency in March, the EC had frozen the two leaves party symbol and issued new symbol to the conflicting factions. (ANI)

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