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Dinakaran wants to continue with 'pressure cooker' in TN civic polls

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Sidelined on Thursday requested the to issue directions to the to allow him to use the "pressure cooker" symbol in the upcoming civic polls in

Dinakaran's requested Justice to to use this symbol in the upcoming civic polls and other upcoming elections as local administration is not allowing his faction to conduct meetings and rallies due to non-availablity of any party symbol and name.

Dinakaran has also proposed three alternative names for his party.

The court, hearing Dinakaran's plea seeking permission to use the "pressure cooker" symbol for the purpose of local bodies elections likely to be held in April 2018 or any other elections, during the pendency of the writ petitions regarding two leaves symbol, asked the why the symbol can not be allowed to Dinakaran till the disposal of the plea.

however said that the local body polls are conducted by the and it cannot interfere in that.

In December 2017, Dinakaran won Radhakrishnan Nagar (R.K.Nagar) bypoll as an under the "pressure cooker" symbol.

Dinakaran has also challenged the Election Commission order which has awarded two leaves symbol to the faction led by Chief Minister and

Palaniswami has requested the court to dismiss the Dinakaran's plea saying that he is not a member of party.

The court said that hearing will continue on Thursday.



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First Published: Thu, February 15 2018. 21:26 IST