AIADMK symbol row: Both factions submit documents, Dinakaran group seeks more time for rebuttal

November 14 2017

Both the warring factions of the All India Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) on Monday submitted to the Election Commission their final arguments in writing laying their claim to the partys ‘Two Leaves symbol.


The T.T.V. Dinakaran faction has further sought three days time to submit counter arguments in response to the documents submitted by the rival EPS-OPS faction on Monday.


"The EC gave us opportunity to submit our arguments in writing. We have given our arguments in 111 pages," senior advocate Raja Senthoor Pandian, representing the Dinakaran faction, told IANS.


"But the other side also submitted some more documents today. Now we have sought three days time to submit our counter to the fresh documents submitted by the other side," he added.


In the papers submitted to the EC, the Dinakaran faction has argued that the present case of AIADMK greatly differs from the Sadiq Ali case decided by the Supreme Court (Sadiq Ali vs Election Commission of India, November 1971), and which the rival faction has cited as the benchmark.


The Dinakaran faction has also urged the EC to "randomly verify 10 per cent of the affidavits" submitted by the E. Palanisami-O. Pannerselavam faction that is currently ruling in Tamil Nadu.


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