1. Putting an end to almost an year-long dispute between warring factions, the Commission said it was of the view that “the petitioners group led by E. Madhusudhanan, O. Panneerselvam and S. Semmalai, and also supported presently by the impleading applicant E. K. Palaniswami, the present Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, enjoys support of majority members in the legislative and organisational wings.
2. The decision came after the ECI heard the O. Panneerselvam and V. K. Sasikala factions, which staked their claim to the party symbol.
3. The Election Commission on Thursday alloted the AIADMK’s “two leaves” symbol to the Panneerselvam-Palaniswami combine, holding that it enjoyed majority in the party’s legislative and organisational wings.
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