This Article is From Mar 15, 2018

TTV Dhinakaran Launches Own Party, Names It After 'Amma': Highlights

On March 9, the Delhi High Court directed the Election Commission to allot a symbol and a suitable name for the AIADMK faction led by Mr Dhinakaran.

TTV Dhinakaran Launches Own Party, Names It After 'Amma': Highlights

TTV Dhinakaran has named his party after former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa

New Delhi: TTV Dhinakaran, sidelined by the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam or AIADMK, announced the name of his party. He has named it after former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. Mr Dinakaran made the announcements at an event in Melur town. 

On March 9, the Delhi High Court directed the Election Commission to allot a symbol and a suitable name for the AIADMK faction led by Mr Dhinakaran. So far, Mr Dhinakaran has addressed his faction AIADMK (Amma). 

Mr Dhinakaran won the RK Nagar Assembly by-poll in December last year as an independent candidate on the pressure cooker symbol. He has the support of 22 legislators.

Here are the live updates on the announcement of TTV Dhinakaran's party:

Mar 15, 2018 11:39 (IST)
Tamil Nadu Minister Jayakumar, dismissed TTV Dhinakaran's party. He said, "AIADMK is like a lion and Dinakaran's party like a mosquito on the lion."
Mar 15, 2018 10:47 (IST)
TTV Dhinakaran's party's name is Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam.

Mar 15, 2018 10:39 (IST)
TTV Dhinakaran, sidelined by Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK, launches his own party, named after J Jayalalithaa.
Mar 15, 2018 10:27 (IST)
"I'm one of you and I'm contesting for you people," Mr Dhinakaran says.
 
Mar 15, 2018 10:25 (IST)
TTV Dhinakaran is addressing the crowd.
Mar 15, 2018 09:57 (IST)
Mar 15, 2018 09:52 (IST)
Supporters greet TTV Dhinakaran as he reaches the venue. Mr Dhinakaran pays tributes to J Jayalalithaa before going up on the stage.
Mar 15, 2018 09:45 (IST)
TTV Dhinakaran reaching the rally ground in Melur in Madurai.

Mar 15, 2018 08:48 (IST)
TTV Dhinakaran Aims To 'Bring Back Amma's Success' With Launch Of His Party In Madurai Today
TTV Dhinakaran has been locked in a battle in court after his plea to be assigned the two-leaf symbol of the AIADMK was turned down by the Election Commission. The court has asked the poll body to assign a new name and symbol to the estranged AIADMK leader, who decided to launch his own political party after months of bitter feud with Tamil Nadu's ruling party.

Mar 15, 2018 07:55 (IST)
Mr Dinakaran won the RK Nagar Assembly by-poll in December last year as an independent candidate on the pressure cooker symbol.
Mar 15, 2018 07:54 (IST)
TTV Dinakaran unveil its new flag in Madurai district today.
Mar 15, 2018 07:54 (IST)
Mr Dinakaran will make the announcements at an event in Melur town, news agency PTI reported.
Mar 15, 2018 07:54 (IST)
On March 9, the Delhi High Court directed the Election Commission to allot a symbol and a suitable name for the AIADMK faction led by Mr Dinakaran.