DMK to move no confidence motion against speaker in TN assembly

Chennai TN: The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) will on Tuesday move a no-confidence notice against Speaker P Dhanapal.

This comes a day after the Election Commission issued an interim order freezing the ‘two leaves’ election symbol of the AIADMK, saying both rival camps cannot use the party symbol as well as its name for the R.K. Nagar assembly by-poll.

Welcoming the Election Commission’s decision, the DMK claimed that V.K. Sasikala’s faction had tried to illegally usurp the office of party general secretary.

The poll panel yesterday decided to freeze the AIADMK election symbol after the representatives of O. Panneerselvam and Sasikala factions made their claims for it.

“Neither of the two groups shall be permitted to use the symbol ‘Two Leaves’ of the AIADMK,” the Election Commission stated.

The tussle over party symbol began in view of the by-elections to the R.K. Nagar assembly constituency in Chennai on April 12. The constituency was held by late former chief minister J. Jayalalithaa.

Today is the last date to file nominations for the April 12 by-poll. (ANI)