New Delhi, Mar 11: Sidelined AIADMK leader TTV Dinakaran on Sunday announced to launch his political party on March 15 in Madurai. He will also announce the name of the party on the same day.Also Read - Red Alert in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh. Heavy Rainfall Predicted Till November End

On March 9, the Delhi High court has allowed him for allotment of political symbol and name of his choice. The court order came on an interim application filed by the Dhinakaran-VK Sasikala faction in their main petition challenging the Election Commission’s order, which had allotted ‘two leaves’ symbol to the group headed by Chief Minister K Palaniswami and his deputy O Panneerselvam. Also Read - International Flights: IndiGo Announces Daily Flights to Singapore From Nov 29 Under Vaccinated Travel Lane | Check Guidelines For Travellers

Releasing a statement, Dinakaran said, “A political party is needed to retrieve the AIADMK from the clutches of traitors. We need a registered political party to fully retrieve the AIADMK from the present rulers. The party’s name and the flag will be unveiled at 9am (on March 15). Preparatory pujas were performed at in Melur on Sunday in the presence of several disqualified AIADMK MLAs.” Also Read - AIADMK to Hold Executive Committee Meeting on Dec 1

Dinakaran won the R K Nagar Assembly by-poll in December last year as an independent candidate on the pressure cooker symbol. Dinakaran has 22 MLAs with him.

The AIADMK was divided into factions following the death of former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in December 2016. Recently actor turned politician Kamal Hassan also launched his political party ‘Makkal Needhi Maiam’ in Madurai.