After ADMK has seen a split with veterans O Paneerselvam along with Party Presidium Chairman E Madhusudhanan along with few MLA’s and MP’s, the impending bypoll election coming up in RK Nagar had seen a tough fight among the party members.
In order to prevent the usage of the party symbol – “Rettai Ilai” or Dual Leaf,OPS faction has submitted a petition to the Election Commission of India claiming the rights to use the symbol for their contestant E Madhusudhanan. In the mean while, the party represented by TTV Dinakaran is also claiming the rights.
With regards to this, it is believed that Election Commission may for the time being withhold the decision to allocate the symbol to either of the parties. It should be noted that the similar thing happened in 1989 when the then CM Dr MG Ramachadran passed away and the party was split into two under the leaderships of Janaki(wife of MGR) and J Jayalalithaa.