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:
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."
TTV Dhinakaran, sidelined by Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK, launches his own party, named after J Jayalalithaa.
Supporters greet TTV Dhinakaran as he reaches the venue. Mr Dhinakaran pays tributes to J Jayalalithaa before going up on the stage.
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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.
Mr Dinakaran won the RK Nagar Assembly by-poll in December last year as an independent candidate on the pressure cooker symbol.
Mr Dinakaran will make the announcements at an event in Melur town, news agency PTI reported.