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EC response sought on plea for 'Pressure Cooker' symbol

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The on Friday sought the Election Commission's response on a plea by seeking "Pressure Cooker" as a symbol for both the polls and Assembly by-elections.

Seeking a response from the election panel, a bench of Ranjan Gogoi, Justice and Justice agreed to hear the matter on March 25.

The plea by Dinakaran and V.K. Sasikala, now jailed in a disproportionate assets case, was opposed by Mukul Rohatgi, contending that they (Dinakaran and Saskala) have floated a new party.

Rohatgi appeared for the AIADMK and insisted that the party's symbol was "Two Leaves".

It is believed that the AIADMK is opposed to Dinakaran getting the 'Pressure Cooker' symbol for both and Assembly by-elections.

In a setback to Dinakaran, the had on February 28 dismissed AMMK's challenge to EC's decision of awarding the 'Two Leaves' symbol to AIADMK led by Tamil

After the AIADMK split into two, the EC recognised Palaniswami's group as the real AIADMK and allotted it the 'Two Leaves' poll symbol.

On February 7, a top court bench of Justice and Justice asked the poll panel to consider allotting a common symbol - Pressure Cooker - to the Dinakaran-led AMMK.

--IANS

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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 13:00 IST
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