EC asks Sasikala faction of AIADMK to stop using 'Two leaves' symbol

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], April 3 (ANI): The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Monday asked the Sasikala faction of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) to stop using the 'Two leaves' symbol on its website and social media accounts. The ECI also sought a reply from the faction by 11:00 a.m. on April 6. The poll panel asserted that it has found the AIADMK faction of Sasikala is still using the original election symbol of the AIADMK which amounted to publication of 'false information' and is an election offence under section 171 (G) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Rival AIADMK factions were allotted new symbols and names after the poll panel barred them from using the undivided party's election symbol for the R K Nagar assembly by poll on April 9. While Sasikala camp is contesting on the 'hat' symbol as AIADMK, the O. Panneerselvam camp is using the 'electric pole' symbol. (ANI)