Remove two-leaf symbol from website: EC to Sasikala faction
Taking exception to the continued use of AIADMK's original two-leaf symbol by the V K Sasikala faction, the Election Commission on Monday directed it to remove it from its website and all social media accounts.
It gave Sasikala's AIADMK (Amma) faction time till 11 am on Thursday to explain as to why its order on freezing of the name AIADMK and its election symbol has been violated.
The poll panel said it has found that the AIADMK (Amma) faction of Sasikala is still using the original symbol of AIADMK which amounted to publication of "false information" and is an election offence under section 171G of the IPC. "Now...the Commission directs that the said depiction of the symbol 'two leaves' in print, electronic or digital media such as your website/facebook/twitter or any social media or in any other manner be stopped forthwith."
After the poll panel barred rival AIADMK factions from using the undivided party's symbol for the Chennai's R K Nagar assembly bypoll, Sasikala camp is contesting on the 'hat' symbol as AIADMK (Amma), the O Panneerselvam camp is using the 'electric pole' symbol and has gone to the hustings as AIADMK (Puratchithalaivi Amma).