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TTV Dinakaran Cannot Use 'Pressure Cooker' as Party Symbol, Rules Supreme Court

TTV Dinakaran Cannot Use 'Pressure Cooker' as Party Symbol, Rules Supreme Court

As of now, as per the top court, told the Dinakaran faction of the AIADMK that it can not float a new party, using the "pressure cooker" symbol.

The newly launched party by Dhinakaran, called Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagham (AMMK), is now barred from using the "pressure cooker" as its symbol till the text hearing by the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Delhi High Court to decide on a plea challenging the Election Commission order recognizing the AIADMK faction led by Deputy Chief Minister O. Pannerselvam as the real AIADMK and granting the "two leaves" election symbol to his group.

The petition sought to allow rebel AIADMK leader T T V Dhinakaran to use a common symbol, preferably the "pressure cooker", and a suitable name of his choice for the AIADMK faction led by him.

A bitter political turmoil had engulfed the state of Tamil Nadu ever since former Tamil Nadu chief minister and AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa passed away in 2016.




The former AIADMK leader, who won the RK Nagar elections with the "pressure cooker" symbol, had asked that the same symbol be allotted.

Mr Dhinakaran - who was number 2 in the party - vied for the symbol first against the breakaway O Panneerselvam faction.

A Special Division Bench will now decide on Dinakaran's plea against EC's order giving party's two-leaves symbol to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami-led faction of the AIADMK.

In March a year ago, after the hostilities broke out, the Election Commission froze the two-leaves symbol, granting temporary symbols to the rival factions, ahead of the RK Nagar by-elections.


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