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EC told to decide on AIADMK issues by October 31

IANS  |  Chennai 

The Madurai Bench of Madras High on Friday ordered the Commission to dispose of the issues relating to the ruling before October 31, a former parliamentarian of the party said.

"Hearing a petition, the ordered the Commission to decide on all the issues relating to before October 31, 2017. I had impleaded as a party to a petition filed by another person," K.C. Palanisamy, former parliamentarian, told IANS.

Following the death of AIADMK General Secretary and Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, the party split into three factions.

The Commission has frozen the party's 'two leaves' symbol due to competing claims for it.

Recently two factions, led by Chief Minister K. Palaniswami and former Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam, merged.

The merged faction then ousted the leaders of the third faction -- General Secretary V.K. Sasikala and Deputy General Secretary T.T.V. Dinakaran.

The merged faction has made a fresh petition to the Election Commission in the wake of the recent developments while Dinakaran is also claiming the 'two leaves' symbol for his faction.



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First Published: Fri, September 15 2017. 19:30 IST