Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Mar 15 (NT): All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) MLA D Jayakumar on Thursday took a taunt at radical leader TTV Dhinakaran, terming his exit as good removal after the latter launched his own political party.
"It was basically a mosquito, when it came and when it flew back no one knew. It was a 'Shani' over our party which has now gone," Jayakumar told reporters as quoted by ANI.
After a series of legal conflicts over the issue of allocation of party symbol, sidelined AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran on Thursday proposed his own political party and disclosed the flag at Melur in Madurai district.
“Amma Makkal Munetra Kazhagam will be the name of my party” announced TTV Dinakaran his party name in TamilNadu.
In his address, he said, “We will win all upcoming elections from now by using the latest name and party flag, we will also try to retrieve the two leaves symbol, till then will use cooker symbol, “TTVDinakaran asserted.
The Delhi High Court had on March 09 permitted Dhinakaran’s plea for allotment of a common symbol, preferably ‘pressure cooker’, and a name of his choice for the AIADMK group which leads by him.
In December, the sidelined AIADMK leader won the most important RK Nagar Assembly seat, which previously held by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, as an independent candidate, with the pressure cooker as his symbol.
Last year, amid the political uproar in the state, Dhinakaran had lost the AIADMK party name and the 'two leaves' symbol to the Palaniswami- Panneerselvam group. (NT)