TTV Dinakaran, ousted leader of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, said on Sunday that he will announce the name of his party and unveil its new flag in Madurai district on March 15. He will make the announcements at an event in Melur town, PTI reported.
The development comes two days after the Delhi High Court directed the Election Commission to allot a symbol and a suitable name for the AIADMK faction Dinakaran leads. So far, he had called his faction AIADMK (Amma). Some of the party names he suggested in court include All India Amma Anna Dhravidar Munnetra Kazhagam, MGR Amma Dravidar Munnetra Kazhagam and MGR Amma Dhravidar Kazhagam.
The Election Commission had earlier opposed Dinakaran’s plea for AIADMK’s two leaves symbol and told the High Court that only a recognised political party can be allotted a symbol or name. In December, Dinakaran had moved the court after the Election Commission had awarded the two leaves symbol to the AIADMK faction led by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and his deputy O Panneerselvam.
On Friday, Dinakaran told the Delhi High Court that he preferred the pressure cooker symbol he used during the RK Nagar bye-poll. Dinakaran had contested the bye-election as an independent candidate and won the constituency. The bye-poll was necessitated after former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa died in December 2016.