Election Commission to Initiate hearing about AIADMK Symbol

  • October 3, 2017
  • 12:36 am
  • Shourya Gandhi

The ‘two leaves’ symbol of the AIADMK on October 5, six months after it was frozen when the two warring factions of the party had staked claim to it. The election commission will deal on this dispute on 5th October 2017.

The commission has directed all involved in the dispute to submit the list of general council members and central executive committee members of the party as on December 5, 2016. The two factions have so far submitted around 10 lakh affidavits staking claim to the symbol and the title of the party. The EC has given the rival factions time till September 29 to file fresh submissions.

The Madras High Court had last week directed the Election Commission to decide before October 31 the matter related to the AIADMK symbol.  The election commission has to decide which faction enjoyed majority in the ruling party in Tamil Nadu and allot the ‘two leaves’ symbol to it before October 31.

The two factions led by O Panneerselvam and V K Sasikala had staked claim to the symbol. Later, a large group of legislators led by Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami revolted against Sasikala, who is in jail in a graft case.