EPS and OPS Win AIADMK Party Symbol
In a setback for the jailed VK Sasikala and her nephew TTV Dinakaran, united AIADK under O Paneerselvam (OPS) and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palaniswami(EPS) which was been recognized as the real party and granted to use two leaves symbol by Election Commission.
Mr Dinakaran, sidelined along with his aunt as a result of the OPS-EPS merger at August, had fought hard to get the symbol and also control for the party. Election commission is said to have rejected TTV Dinakaran’s claim stated that he “doesn’t enjoy support in the party.” Mr Dinakaran claims that he has support for 18 lawmakers and many others at AIADMK stated he will appeal at the Supreme Court against poll panel’s decision.
Madras High Court is said to have ruled that by-elections must be held before at the end of the year for J Jayalalithaa’s RK Nagar constituency in Chennai. Poll panel has earlier frozen the AIADMK’s famous symbol as factions led by OPS and EPS claimed it, each stating that theirs the “real party”. Commission is said that no one to use symbol in elections until it’s decided the dispute. Now the symbol belongs to EPS and OPS.