No stay on two leaves symbol, says SC

Chennai: In a huge relief to the AIADMK, the Supreme Court today said it cannot issue stay order on allotting the two leaves symbol to the party.

A petition seeking the stay was filed by AMMK. The court also asked the Election Commission to respond in allotting the cooker symbol to AMMK.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has also asked the Election Commission to respond to the DMK’s plea seeking directions to the poll panel for holding by-elections in three vacant Assembly constituencies in Tamilnadu.

A bench comprising Justices S A Bobde and S A Nazeer asked the EC to file its response within two weeks,
The DMK has questioned the poll panel’s move to not hold by-elections in Tiruparankundram, Ottapidaram and Aravakurichi.

Senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi, appearing for the DMK, told the bench that it is ‘bizarre’ that the Election Commission is holding by-elections for 18 of 21 vacant Assembly constituencies in the State.

NT Bureau