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AIADMK symbol row: EC rejects TTV Dhinakaran's plea seeking 15 days' extension to file documents

New Delhi: The Election Commission on Thursday rejected the plea of TTV Dhinakaran, leader of a faction of AIADMK, for 15 days' time to file documents in the "two leaves" symbol case and made it clear that hearing will take place on 6 October as scheduled.

File image of TTV Dhinakran. PTI

File image of TTV Dhinakran. PTI

EC sources said there will be no extension of time in view of the fact that there is an urgency to the matter following the direction to it by the Madurai bench of the Madras High Court to decide the case by 31 October.

The Commission has fixed 6 October for commencing the hearing in the case in which the merged factions owing allegiance to Chief Minister E Palaniswamy and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam have demanded that the frozen symbol be allotted to their group along with the name of the party.

Dhinakaran sought 15 days' time to file documents in the case.

On 21 September, the Commission had informed the warring parties — E Madhusudanan, VK Sasikala, O Panneerselvam and TTV Dhinakaran — that the date of the next hearing will be 5 October. But on Friday it changed the date to October 6. The Commission fixed the date after the 15 September order of the Madras High Court's Madurai Bench asking the poll panel to dispose of the case relating to the symbol before 31 October.

Updated Date: Sep 29, 2017 07:52 AM

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