Delhi HC reserves order on Dinakaran’s plea for faction name, symbol

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday reserved the order on interim application moved by ousted AIADMK leader TTV Dinakaran, seeking permission to use suitable name for his faction and cooker symbol for political activities and upcoming civic polls.

Dinakaran’s faction, which also includes V K Sasikala, has sought allocation of the temporary symbol of ‘pressure cooker’ for the local body elections.

The Sasikala-Dhinakaran faction has also given a list of three names — All India Amma Anna Dhravidar Munnetra Kazhagam, MGR Amma Dravidar Munnetra Kazhagam and MGR Amma Dhravidar Kazhagam — seeking that one of them be temporarily allotted to them.

Their application for using a suitable name and symbol was moved in their main petition challenging the poll panel’s November 23, 2017 decision holding the Palaniswami-Panneerselvam faction as the real AIADMK and allotting them the ‘two-leaves’ symbol.

The petition also sought that the use of this symbol should not prejudice his currently pending appeal in the two leaves symbol case.

The municipal polls are expected to be conducted in April 2018.