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Power of a symbol: EC had to freeze AIADMK's 'Two Leaves' - The Hindu

In the face of competing claims from the two factions of the AIADMK, the Election Commission did the right thing in denying both the use of the party name and the election symbol. While a majority of its members of Parliament and the Tamil Nadu ...and more »

EC freezes 'two leaves' for RK Nagar bypoll - The Hindu

The Election Commission on Wednesday froze the AIADMK's “Two Leaves” symbol, prohibiting its use in the coming R.K. Nagar byelection in Chennai. The decision came after the EC heard the rival factions of O. Panneerselvam and V.K. Sasikala, who had ...and more »

Election Commission freezes AIADMK symbol, asks factions to pick new party names - Hindustan Times

The Election Commission blocked the AIADMK's 'two leaves' party symbol on Wednesday after rival factions led by K Palaniswamy and O Panneerselvam staked claim to it ahead of a by-poll necessitated by J Jayalalithaa's death. The two factions have been ...and more »

RK Nagar by-polls 2017: AIADMK files PIL against Dinakaran's nomination - The Indian Express

The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) on Tuesday filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Madras High Court asking it to direct the Election Commission to not accept TTV Dinakaran's nomination as candidate for RK Nagar by-polls ...and more »

Panneerselvam gets 'electricity pole', 'hat' for Sasikala in RK Nagar bypoll - Times of India

NEW DELHI: The AIADMK faction led by O Panneerselvam will be referred to as 'AIADMK Puratchi Thalaivi Amma' and will fight the coming Radhakrishnan Nagar bypoll with the 'electricity pole' symbol. The Sasikala faction will be referred to as 'AIADMK ...and more »

Sasikala faction is 'AIADMK Amma' and OPS' 'AIADMK Puratchi Thalaivi Amma' - The Hindu

A day after the Election Commission froze the AIADMK party symbol for the R.K. Nagar by-poll in Chennai scheduled for April 12, the electoral body on Thursday allotted new names and symbols to the V.K Sasikala and O. Panneerselvam factions. As directed ...and more »

AIADMK symbol row: O Panneerselvam gets 'electric pole', VK Sasikala allotted 'hat'; both retain 'Amma' in new party ... - Zee News

Chennai: The Election Commission on Thursday allotted new symbols to O Panneerselvam and VK Sasikala-led factions of Tamil Nadu's ruling party AIADMK for contesting the upcoming bypoll in the RK Nagar constituency. Interestingly, the poll panel allowed ...and more »

Madras High Court disposes of plea against Dinakaran's candidature - The Hindu

The Madras High Court Bench directed the petitioner to approach the authorities concerned “for the remedy.” Observing that it cannot interfere in policy matters of government, the Madras High Court on Wednesday disposed of a petition challenging AIADMK ...and more »

A hat, an electric pole and a party with an identity crisis - The Hindu

The warring AIADMK factions — now known as AIADMK (Amma) and AIADMK (Puratchi Thalaivi Amma) — would face an uphill task popularising their respective electoral symbols 'hat' and 'electric pole' among the voters of the Dr. R.K. Nagar Assembly ...and more »

Election Commission freezes AIADMK's two leaves symbol and party name - The New Indian Express

The Election Commission after hearing both factions of the AIADMK party contesting for the symbol of 'Two Leaves' has decided that neither of the groups will be permitted to use the symbol in the upcoming RK Nagar bypoll. The EC also ruled that neither ...and more »