OPS camp wins AIADMK party symbol

The faction of AIADMK led by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palanisamy and his deputy O Panneerselvam has won the battle for the party’s poll symbol

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edapaddi K Palaniswamy on Thursday confirmed that the Election Commission had awarded the AIADMK rettai ellai (two-leaves) symbol to the unified faction of the party led by him and his deputy O Panneerselvam.

"EC has given judgement in our favour, we are very happy". Reports said that Sasikala camp may move the Madras High Court against the poll panel's verdict. "Majority of party workers supported us", Palaniswami was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

On allegations that they got the symbol due to their "proximity with the Bharatiya Janata Party", Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palaniswamy said, "It is wrong. All this was taken into consideration", Palaniswami added.

The development is a setback to the deposed party leader VK Sasikala, who is now serving her term in a Bengaluru jail in a disproportionate assets case, besides her nephew and sidelined deputy general secretary TTV Dhinakaran.

Earlier this month, both EPS-OPS as well as the TTV Dhinakaran had filed a written submission in Election Commission in "two leaves" symbol case.

The Sasikala faction wanted to counter certain points raised by the Palaniswami-Panneerselvam faction but was asked by EC to give it in writing.

After former chief minister J.Jayalalithaa's death previous year both factions in the AIADMK had approached the Election Commission to grant them the party symbol.

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