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Two leaves symbol case: SC seeks reply from EC

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The on Friday issued notice to the on petitions filed by AMMK leaders VK Sasikala and TTV challenging the order in the 'two leaves' symbol case.

A bench headed by and also comprising of Justices and Sanjiv Khanna, asked the poll body to file its reply on the plea.

and Sasikala of (AMMK) had on March 5 filed an appeal in the top court against the high court order of February 27 dismissing their petition against the Election Commission's November 2017 decision.

A division bench of the high court comprising Justices GS Sistani and Sangita Dhingra Sehgal had upheld the poll body's order that Chief Minister E K and O Pannerselvam enjoyed the support of the majority of members in the legislative and organisational wings of the party.

The conflict arose out of competing claims over AIADMK's two leaves election symbol from the Dhinakaran-Sasikala faction on the one side and Palaniswami-on the other side.

Soon after the death of AIADMK supremo on December 5, 2016, the party split into two factions. While one faction was led by Sasikala-Dhinakaran-Panneerselvam, the other was headed by However, Panneerselvam and joined hands later to oust Sasikala and from the party.

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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 17:59 IST
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