Election Commission to hear AIADMK's two leaves case tomorrow

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Election Commission to hear AIADMK's two leaves case tomorrow

TTV Dhinakaran camp and O Panneerselvam camp which is now merged with Edappadi Palanisamy team are fighting for AIADMK's two leaves symbol.

The Election Commission will hear AIADMK's two leaves symbol case tomorrow. TTV Dhinakaran camp and O Panneerselvam camp which is now merged with Edappadi Palanisamy team are fighting for the party symbol.

After the death of J Jayalalithaa, AIADMK had split into two with Sasikala and OPS on the other side. The affidavits were filed by both the sides to allot party's two leaves symbol to them. In twist of events, EPS and OPS factions merged. Now, the fight is between TTV camp and the merged EPS team.

EPS team is claiming that the AIADMK general council conducted by them endorsed them and V K Sasikala has been removed as the general secretary. However, TTV team is claiming that as per laws of AIAMDK, a general secretary who was elected by council members cannot be removed.

Meanwhile, ahead of the third hearing of the AIADMK symbol dispute, senior party leader K P Munusamy of EPS camp has accused the rival faction headed by V K Sasikala of submitting fake affidavits to the Election Commission (EC) claiming a majority support in the party.

Talking to reporters, Munuswamy said the rival faction was trying to delay the hearings by submitting fake affidavits.

"The rival faction doesnt want us to get the two leaves symbol. It was evident during the last hearing that they had submitted fake affidavits," he said, adding that the ECs verdict would be in favour of his faction.

During the second hearing on October 16, the faction led by Sasikala and her nephew T T V Dhinakaran had requested the poll panel to freeze the coveted two leaves symbol permanently. They have also questioned the authenticity of the documents submitted by the rival group.

The EC had adjourned the hearing. It is slated for 3:00 pm tomorrow.

The Supreme Court has given the EC time till November 10 to decide on the two leaves symbol case.