AIADMK symbol row: SC to hear TTV Dhinakaran's plea today; ex-attorney general Mukul Rohatgi to argue for OPS-EPS camp

New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Friday hear a plea by rebel AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran seeking more time to file documents before the poll panel which is hearing rival claims to the party symbol.

A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice AM Khanwilkar and Justice DY Chandrachud agreed to hear the plea at 4 pm.

Abhishek Manu Singhvi will represent Dhinakaran while Mukul Rohatgi will argue for O Panneerselvam and E Palaniswamy camp, reported CNN-News18. 

The two leaves symbol. Image Courtesy@

The two leaves symbol. Image Courtesy@

Dhinakaran's counsel V Singh said they sought to extend the deadline for settling the dispute over the party's two-leaves electoral symbol as they needed more time to go through about 20,000-pages documents filed by the rival faction and prepare their response.

He said the time was required to cross-examine some of the people who were earlier with Dhinakaran but later went back on their statement.

The hearing in the AIADMK symbol case before the Election Commission was also commencing on Friday and would conclude on 31 October.

With inputs from PTI

Updated Date: Oct 06, 2017 15:53 PM

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