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Top court suspends HC order asking EC to allot symbol to AIADMK faction

Top court suspends HC order asking EC to allot symbol to AIADMK faction

The Supreme Court on Wednesday kept in abeyance a Delhi High Court order asking the Election Commission to consider allotting the "pressure cooker" poll symbol to the AIADMK faction led by T T V Dhinakaran.

A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice A M Khanwilkar also asked the acting chief justice of Delhi High Court to set up a two-judge bench to decide the main dispute between the two AIADMK factions, led by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E K Palaniswami and Dhinakaran, over their rival claims on the party and its "two leaves" symbol by April end.
The Delhi High Court had on March 9 directed the poll panel to allot a common symbol, preferably that of "pressure cooker", and a name to the AIADMK (Amma) faction led by Dhinakaran. —PTI

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