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Dhinakaran to launch political party on March 15

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The Delhi High Court, on March 9, allowed Dhinakaran’s plea for allotment of a common symbol and a name of his choice for the AIADMK faction led by him. After a series of legal confrontation over allotment of a party symbol, sidelined AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dhinakaran  said that he would announce the name of his political party and unveil the flag in Madurai.

“Following the acceptance of our plea in the Delhi High Court, a function to announce the name of the party and introduce the party flag will be held on March 15 at 9 a.m. at Melur in Madurai district,” said Dhinakaran.

The Delhi High Court, on March 9, allowed Mr. Dhinakaran’s plea for allotment of a common symbol, preferably ‘pressure cooker’, and a name of his choice for the AIADMK faction led by him.The court order came on an interim application filed by the Dhinakaran-V.K. Sasikala faction in their main petition challenging the Election Commission’s November 23 order in 2017, which had allotted ‘two leaves’ symbol to the group headed by Chief Minister K. Palaniswami and his Deputy O. Panneerselvam.

Mr. Dhinakaran, who won the RK Nagar Assembly by-poll, held in December 2017 as an independent candidate on the ‘pressure cooker’ symbol, had earlier told the court that he needed a temporary name and symbol for his group to interact with the electorate in the eventuality of elections to local bodies or any other polls.On December 31, Tamil superstar Rajinikanth had announced his decision to enter politics, but he is yet to launch a party.

LOKESH

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