Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Mar.25 (ANI): All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) deputy general secretary and a candidate of former general secretary V.K. Sasikala faction, TTV Dinakaran on Saturday campaigned for RK Nagar by-poll sporting their election symbol 'hat.'
After freezing the AIADMK's party symbol ' two leaves', the Election Commission yesterday allotted 'hat' to Saikala faction while electricity pole was given to the camp of former Tamil Nadu chief minister O. Panneerselvam .
The poll panel decided to freeze the AIADMK election symbol after representatives Panneerselvam and Sasikala factions made their claims for it.
"Neither of the two groups shall be permitted to use the symbol 'Two Leaves' of the AIADMK," the Election Commission stated.
Earlier, Sasikala-led AIADMK faction filed a petition before the commission staking claim to the party's symbol.
Panneerselvam-led group had last week claimed that the party symbol rightfully belonged to it as Sasikala's election as the AIADMK general secretary was 'invalid and illegal'.
The tussle over party symbol began in view of the by-elections to the R.K. Nagar assembly constituency in Chennai on April 12. The constituency was held by late former chief minister J. Jayalalithaa. (ANI)