HC order on Dhinakaran plea to use ‘hat’ symbol in RK Nagar bypoll today

HC also send notice to EC, Panneerselvam and Palanisamy on Sasikala-Dhinakaran plea challenging poll panel’s Nov 23 order.
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday reserved its order on an interim plea by Sasikala-TTV Dhinakaran group of AIADMK for using the ‘hat’ symbol in the upcoming RK Nagar assembly constituency bypoll.

Justice Indermeet Kaur heard arguments on behalf of the Sasikala-TTV Dhinakaran group, the poll panel and the faction of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palanisamy and O Panneerselvam and said it will pass an order at 4 pm on Monday.

The court also issued notice to the Election Commission of India, Panneerselvam, Palanisamy and two others on the Sasikala-Dhinakaran plea challenging the poll panel’s November 23 order allotting the ‘two-leaves’ symbol to the Panneerselvam-Palanisamy faction.

The main petition will be heard on February 12, the court said.

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