AIADMK Party Symbol: AIADMK party in Tamil Nadu has parted in two groups as Samajwadi party of Uttar Pradesh. The feud for party symbol has been erupted among VK Sasikala and O Panneerselvam supporters.
VK Sasikala supporters submitted his reply
The group of AIADMK who supports VK Sasikala has submitted its reply on the symbol row to the Election Commission. The reply came to a query by EC after former chief minister O Panneerselvam staked claim to the party’s two leaves symbol for the upcoming by-polls in RK Nagar.
In the reply, Sasikala camp countered Pannerselvam’s claim to the symbol and attached affidavits claiming support of 1912 general council members.
Panneerselvam attacked petition signed with his 4lakh supporters
On a related note, Panneerselvam had also attached signatures of close to 4 lakh ‘cadres’ in his petition to show that his faction was the original AIADMK.
Nomination can be filed upto March 23, the EC is supposed to announce its verdict a day before on Wednesday. RK Nagar was the constituency of former chief minister J Jayalalithaa, which is going to by –polls after her death.
The feud erupted after Sasikala expelled O. Panneerselvam and his supporters from the party when she became Party’s general secretary.