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

 Agencies |  2018-03-28 08:11:39.0  0  Comments

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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