Two leaf symbol row: TTV Dhinakaran faction asks EC to freeze party symbol permanently

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Two leaf symbol row: TTV Dhinakaran faction asks EC to freeze party symbol permanently

The AIADMK faction led by TTV Dhinakaran claims that the affidavits submitted by the other half of AIADMK are fake and requested that the EC freeze the party symbol permanently.

TTV Dhinakaran's faction of AIADMK today requested the Election Commission to freeze the coveted two leaf symbol permanently. This was the second hearing of the AIADMK party symbol. The next hearing will be held on October 23.

Former law minister Ashwini Kumar advocated the case for TTV Dhinakaran and Sasikala.

He also raised claims that many affidavits submitted by the EPS-OPS council are forged.

"We asked the EC to cross examine all the affidavits that have been filed by the EPS-OPS camp and we believe many of them are forged," said Ashiwini Kumar while addressing the media.

The EC however rejected the request to cross examine all the affidavits and stated that only written objections before the EC will be allowed.

However, advocate Vaidyanathan arguing the case on behalf of OPS refuted the charges stating that the Dhinakaran faction should have filed an FIR if they had noticed forgery.

"The TTV faction is doing this solely to buy time and nothing else. We are the majority. They came here with a few MPs and MLAs, which is the strength of their party. We have filed 1877 affidavits from the general council alone. We are confident of winning the symbol," said V. Maitreyen an AIADMK MP.

The next hearing in the case is on October 23 at 3 PM. The Madras High Court has given the EC time till November 10 to decide on the two leaf symbol case.