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AMMK to move Supreme Court on two leaves symbol verdict

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Mar 4, 2019, 1:31 am IST
Updated Mar 4, 2019, 1:31 am IST
To Dinakaran faction last year during the by-poll to the R K Nagar Assembly constituency. He had won with a margin of over 40,000 votes.
T. T. V. Dhinarakan
 T. T. V. Dhinarakan

CHENNAI: The AMMK will go on an appeal before the Supreme Court challenging the Delhi High Court verdict on the two leaves symbol case, its leader T. T. V. Dhinarakan has said.

Speaking to reporters in Madurai on Sunday he said his party would file a SLP before the Supreme Court to hear their plea in the case. “We didn’t ask for the Two Leaves symbol. We have been insisting that the Election Commission’s decision on deciding the symbol in favour of the AIADMK is wrong. We have already stated that the ECI had not heard our pleas in this case. So, we will approach the Supreme Court now,” he said.

 

On Thursday, the Delhi High Court rejected the petition of Dinakaran and V.K. Sasikala in the two leaves symbol case and upheld the decision of the ECI in allowing the ruling AIADMK led by Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami and Deputy CM O. Panneerselvam, to use the symbol.

Dinakaran had floated the Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) after he and Sasikala were expelled from the Palaniswami-led AIADMK. The EC has allotted the ‘pressure cooker’ symbol, as an interim measure, to Dinakaran faction last year during the by-poll to the R K Nagar Assembly constituency. He had won with a margin of over 40,000 votes.

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