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TTV Dhinakaran faction can't contest on 'pressure cooker' symbol: SC

The Supreme Court said that it was the duty and the rights of the Election Commission only to consider granting registration to the Dhinakaran faction as a political party

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Dhinakaran
TTV Dhinakaran | PTI Photo

The Supreme Court Tuesday refused to acknowledge the claim of the Dhinakaran-led outfit over 'pressure cooker' as common election symbol.

The apex court, however, directed the (EC) to consider granting common free election symbol to the candidates of the faction for the upcoming general and assembly by-elections in and Puducherry.

A bench headed by Ranjan Gogoi also made clear that its order asking the EC to consider granting common election symbol would not amount to granting recognition to the AIADMK faction as a political group and the candidates of the faction would be treated as Independents for all practical purposes.

The bench which also comprised Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna said that it was the duty and the rights of the only to consider granting registration to the faction as a political party and it will be done in due course by the poll panel.

First Published: Tue, March 26 2019. 12:20 IST
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