AIADMK election symbol feud: EC commences hearing, lawyers hired by both sides

The high-stakes hearing on the claims of rival AIADMK factions over the party's election symbol commenced here on Wednesday morning.

PTI March 22, 2017 18:18:40 IST
AIADMK election symbol feud: EC commences hearing, lawyers hired by both sides

New Delhi: The high-stakes hearing on the claims of rival AIADMK factions over the party's election symbol commenced here on Wednesday morning. Top legal eagles have been hired by both the sides to put forth their views before the Election Commission. Two former law ministers and a former Additional Solicitor General -- M Veerappa Moily, Salman Khurshid and Mohan Parasaran are representing the Sasikala camp.

The O Panneerselvam side is being represented by senior Supreme Court advocates C S Vaidyanathan, S Krishnakumar and B Srinivasan. During the first half of the hearing, the OPS camp
questioned V K Sasikala's elevation to the party top post, besides seeking to freeze the party symbol, before the poll panel, it is learnt.

On the other hand, the Sasikala camp claimed it had majority support of party delegates, MLAs and MPs, therefore the claims of Panneerselvam camp hold no value.

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