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Coimbatore

Two Leaves symbol: A temporary victory for them, says Dinakaran

Covai Post Network

Giving a new angle to the cancellation of R.K. Nagar by poll in April last, sidelined AIADMK leader T.T.V.

Dinakaran on Friday said that it was postponed not due to the cash distribution but
for the fear of his confirmed victory.

The Election Commission had cancelled the by poll following an income tax raid on Tamil Nadu Health Minister Vijayabhaskar and alleged seizure of evidence of bribing voters.

Replying to a specific question whether he expected similar kind of cash distribution in this by poll also,

Dinakaran said “the postponement of the poll was not due to the seizure of money. But they (rival party) sensed a definite victory for me.”

On symbol issue, he said that it was a temporary victory for the rival camp.

“It is really paining that I have to contest against the same Two Leaves symbol, which I wanted to retrieve and protect the party. It is a testing time,” Dinakaran, who announced his candidature from the constituency, said.

The ruling of Election commission was not final and there was three processes such as High Court, Supreme Court and a Special bench, he said.

“The symbol is not important, but the candidate is and the people know it very well,” Dinakaran added.

Citing various examples, he said that in the last general elections, many party candidates were not able to get official symbol, but on on symbols like banana.

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