Dhinakaran allotted pressure cooker symbol for RK Nagar bypoll

The EC had allocated the hat symbol, demanded by Dhinakaran, but the Delhi high court dismissed his interim plea and left the matter with the returning officer.

india Updated: Dec 08, 2017 12:53 IST
Agencies, Chennai
Dhinakaran,RK Nagar bypoll,Tamil Nadu
Ousted AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran filed his nomination in Chennai for the RK Nagar bypoll to be held on December 21. (PTI File Photo)

Ousted AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran has been allotted ‘pressure cooker’ symbol to contest upcoming RK Nagar bypoll on December 21.

After being allotted the symbol by the Election Commission (EC) on Thursday, Dhinakaran campaigned in the legislative constituency, whose seat has been lying vacant following the death of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa in December 2016.

The EC allocated the ‘hat’ symbol, demanded by Dhinakaran, who is contesting the poll as an Independent candidate, to another party.

On Monday, the Delhi High Court dismissed the interim plea of Dhinakaran to get ‘hat’ symbol and left the final decision in the matter with the returning officer.

The bye-election of RK Nagar assembly constituency will take place on December 21.

The election was earlier scheduled on April 12 but was cancelled following vote-for-cash scam.

First Published: Dec 08, 2017 12:52 IST