EC freezes AIADMK's party symbol

O. Panneerselvam, along with his cadre of ministers, were seen paying tribute to former late Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa on Thursday after the Election Commission (EC) yesterday froze the AIADMK's "Two Leaves" symbol, prohibiting its use in the upcoming R.K. Nagar byelection in Chennai. The factions of both VK Sasikala and O. Panneerselvam have also been barred from using the party's name in the bypoll.