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General Secretary supreme authority in AIADMK, HC told

IANS  |  New Delhi 

An AIADMK faction led by sidelined leader told the on Tuesday that as per the party constitution, the office of holds the "supreme authority" in the functioning of the AIADMK.

Sasikala's and Senior Advocate told a bench of Justice and Justice that the selection of the AIADMK has to be done by the primary members.

The said that without convening a meeting of the party's primary members, the cannot decide which faction represents the original AIADMK.

The submitted that the rival faction led by and Deputy have overturned the AIADMK constitution by repealing the post of in September 2017, when Sasikala was the interim General Secretary, and hence could not claim to be the rightful successor.

The court listed the matter for April 20 for further hearing.

The faction led by Palaniswami and Panneerselvam in March moved the against the order of a bench of a of the Delhi High Court, which has allowed sidelined T.T.V. Dinakaran's plea to use a common symbol preferably "pressure cooker" and a suitable name for carrying out political activities as a unified entity.

The has stayed the order of the high court and directed its to constitute a division bench to hear the matter again.

The single judge's order had come on Dinakaran's interim plea seeking directions that his group can continue to carry out its political activities as a unified entity during the pendency of his main application regarding the "two leaves" symbol.

The AIADMK split into two factions after the death of former of J.

One faction is led by Palaniswami and Panneerselvam and the other by Sasikala and Dinakaran.

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

Dinakaran has also challenged the order which awarded the two leaves symbol to the faction led by the Chief Minister and his deputy.



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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 20:48 IST