Chennai, March 22 (IANS) The Election Commission is expected to decide on Wednesday the allocation of “two leaves” symbol to one of the factions of Tamil Nadu’s ruling AIADMK.
The ruling faction is led by now jailed General Secretary V.K. Sasikala while the other is headed by former Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam.
The poll panel has three options: allot the symbol to the Sasikala or the Panneerselvam factions or, in a worse case scenario, freeze the symbol.
The allotment of the symbol is important as election will be held on April 12 to the Tamil Nadu assembly from the R.K.Nagar constituency, which was represented by the late J. Jayalalithaa.
“We are confident of getting the symbol. The majority of the MLAs are on our side. The government is also ours,” AIADMK spokesperson Avadi Kumar told IANS.
AIADMK Deputy General Secretary T.T.V. Dinakaran will be contesting in R.K. Nagar on behalf of the ruling party.
The Panneerselvam faction has fielded E. Madhusudanan.