EC Decides on Two Leaves Symbol and Jayalalithaa's Legacy

Chennai Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami and O Panneerselvam exchange greetings following merger of their factions in Chennai on Monday. All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam factions led by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswamy and former

In a major setback to the Sasikala camp, TV channels reported sources as saying that the Election Commission on Thursday restored the "Two Leaves" Symbol to the unified AIADMK under EPS-OPS faction. Ownership of the symbol was being disputed by the ruling party and the faction led by sidelined AIADMK leader TTV Dinakaran, the nephew of sacked interim party general secretary Sasikala Natarajan.

Palanisamy also told mediapersons that the "EC has given judgement in our favour, we are very happy".

After former chief minister J.Jayalalithaa's death past year both factions in the AIADMK had approached the Election Commission to grant them the party symbol.

"We had facts on our side and the majority of MLAs, MPs and party workers were with us".

The Sasikala faction wanted to counter certain points raised by the Palaniswami-Panneerselvam faction but was asked by EC to give it in writing. The poll panel had frozen it, pending the decision on their pleas. He approached Panneerselvam for a merger.

EC earlier froze the symbol after the two factions of the AIADMK - one led by Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami and his Deputy O Panneerselvam and the other led by ousted leader VK Sasikala laid stake on it. The merged factions of the party had moved the Election Commission in September.

Related News:

  • Glenn Maxwell called in as cover for injured Warner

    Glenn Maxwell called in as cover for injured Warner

    Despite making his Test debut in 2011, Marsh has played just 23 Tests and has consistently been in and out of the side. He's very confident and he says he'll be right to go. "I think he's improved a fair bit over the last 24 hours".
    North Korea warns USA , says terror relisting move 'serious provocation'

    North Korea warns USA , says terror relisting move 'serious provocation'

    The relisting, the North added, had reaffirmed that "we must continue to keep the treasured nuclear sword in our hands more tightly".
    The Miami Heat Have Broken The Celtics Insane Winning Streak

    The Miami Heat Have Broken The Celtics Insane Winning Streak

    Miami was up by 18 points at one stage during the game, but that lead was nearly cut to nothing late in the fourth. Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said Boston's winning streak would not continue if they did not get better.
  • Telcos seek more time for Aadhaar verification

    Telcos seek more time for Aadhaar verification

    You will need to carry your Aadhaar card for this goal and the authentication will be done using a fingerprint scan. The Court is now listening to several such petitions, which is why it did not accept a new one.
    Christmas Parade will be held Friday

    Christmas Parade will be held Friday

    At the end of the Santa Claus parade , the switch is turned on at the tree lighting ceremony at the Lacombe Memorial Centre. Afterwards, Santa himself will be available to meet the young ones (and the young at heart) at the Gravenhurst Opera House.
    Aust responsible for Manus refugees

    Aust responsible for Manus refugees

    Mr Boochani said police were searching rooms, have been taking the men's phones, and saying they have an hour to leave. Canberra has tried to resettle the refugees in third countries, including the United States, with little success.
  • Violence On Chennai Campus After Student Caught Cheating Hangs Herself

    Violence On Chennai Campus After Student Caught Cheating Hangs Herself

    The incident happened when the girl was writing the chemistry paper for her semester exam and was found copying. Police personnel and fire and rescue services rushed to the scene to bring the situation under control.
    A delve into Institutional Ownership at Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ALXN)

    A delve into Institutional Ownership at Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ALXN)

    Have you taken a look at the chart for Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc . ( ALXN ) traded down $0.44 on Wednesday, reaching $108.05. Narrowing in a bit closer, the 5 month price index is 0.96806, the 3 month is 0.80806, and the 1 month is now 0.78344.

    (GILD) Shares Sold by Nationwide Fund Advisors

    Parkside Bancorporation And Trust stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Gilead Sciences, Inc. "(GILD)" on November 15, 2017. The difference between the expected and actual EPS was $0.14/share, which represents an Earnings surprise of 6.6%.
  • Scan For Analyst Views: The Procter & Gamble Company (PG), ConocoPhillips (COP)

    The stock of Franks International NV (NYSE:FI) has "Sector Perform" rating given on Wednesday, November 4 by RBC Capital Markets. Currently, 1.2 billion total shares are owned by the public and among those 1.19 billion shares have been available to trade.
    I'm A Celebrity 2017 line up gets new celebrities as Jack quits

    I'm A Celebrity 2017 line up gets new celebrities as Jack quits

    Ms Dugdale's appearance on the show has led to suggestions she may be preparing to quit politics or even defect to the SNP. KEZIA Dugdale has revealed that the death of her best friend earlier this year inspired her to join I'm A Celeb .
    Varun Dhawan's selfie stunt leads to challan, apologises

    Varun Dhawan's selfie stunt leads to challan, apologises

    At the time of writing this story, their tweet has been retweeted over 900 times and has received 123 comments in just 20 minutes. Mumbai Police has been witty with their tweets and are unbeatable when it comes to social media messages.

Most liked

4-year-old 'sexually assaulted' by classmate, case registered
According to the woman, her daughter told her that a male classmate opened her trousers and touched her undergarments. Delhi Police has booked a four-year-old boy for "raping" his classmate, the same age, in a reputed school in Dwarka.

Cigar-shaped asteroid from a different solar system
The asteroid is up to one-quarter mile (400 meters) long and highly-elongated-perhaps 10 times as long as it is wide. It will pass Jupiter's orbit in May 2018 and surpass Saturn's distance from the sun in January 2019.

South Australia's big Tesla battery is built ahead of schedule!…
The 100MW Powerpack system is expected to provide power to the state from December 1 following regulatory approval. If successful, the Tesla-powered battery could bring much-needed security to the South Australian power grid.

French far-right chief says party's bank shuts down accounts
Le Pen repeatedly complained during the election campaign that the FN had been refused loans by both French and foreign banks . Marine Le Pen has accused banks of a "fatwa" against herself and the National Front on Wednesday.

Volvo begins production of XC40
Volvo Cars' other European plant is located in Torslanda in Sweden. The new XC40 is due for launch in South Africa in April 2018.

Cost of energy to cook Thanksgiving meal
That's important, Larew said, because as consumer food costs have declined, income has dropped for farm and ranch families. Turkey is also much cheaper this year in part because of an overabundance of them in freezer storage, driving down costs.

Gran Turismo Sport's December Update Adds Traditional Single-Player Campaign
With this addition, players can feel a sense of progression by simply climbing through the leagues. Sony also announced that from today until March 2018, 50 new cars will be available for free.

Pakistan court orders release of Hafiz Saeed
Saeed is accused by India of masterminding the Mumbai terror attack of November 2008 which left 166 Indians and foreigners dead. Saeed, who is expected to be freed on Thursday, thanked the court judges in a video message released by his Islamist charity.

Stock In Spotlight: General Electric Company (NYSE:GE)
Zacks Investment Research upgraded El Paso Electric from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Monday, August 14th. The firm has "Neutral" rating by Bank of America given on Tuesday, August 30. 27,000 were accumulated by Gamco Invsts Et Al.

Wednesday forecast: sunny, high 58 with wind gusts up to 20 miles per hour
Longmont is due for a pleasant, partly sunny day today with highs in the mid-60s ahead of an even warmer Thanksgiving Day . Monday night , the low will be around 48 with mostly clear skies, according to the weather service.

Assisted dying bill passes Victorian Upper House
MPs wept in emotional scenes, hugged and consoled colleagues after a competition from conservative opposition. Under the new law, doctors must have predicted that the patients have less than six months to live.

Beer on Mars? Budweiser is working on it
Afterwards, they will be sent back to Earth, where researchers will perform a series of tests on them. The barley seeds will grow in a Space Tango CubeLab, a facility that hosts small-scle experiments.

IN teacher faces drug charges after students record, report her in school
School officials and police praised the student witnesses for bringing the information to the principal of the school. Additional videos appear to show the teacher being led from the school in handcuffs.

Cindy Crawford's daughter is her identical twin in her yearbook photo
Crawford recently shared her daughter's school portraits on Instagram , as well as photos from her own high school days. A 16-year-old, Kaia Gerber has already signed a contract to model with the company IMG Models in July 2015.

Record-Breaking Heat Blankets Southern California Ahead of Thanksgiving Holiday
No matter how warm or cold it is on Turkey Day, dry weather and sunny skies are definitely something to be thankful for. A white Thanksgiving has happened only six times in the past 145 years, none of them in recent memory.