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AIADMK cannot claim exclusivity over Jayalalithaa s name: Dhinakaran to HC

The ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu cannot claim an exclusive right over the use of late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa s name, former party leader and Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam founder T T V Dhinakaran told the Madras High Court on Thursday. The deputy general secretary of AMMK submitted before Justice K Kalyanasundaram that he cannot be restrained from using the name Amma (as Jayalalithaa was popularly known) or the late leader s photograph on his party s flag. The AIADMK filed the suit in March seeking an injunction restraining the Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK), which translates to Amma s party for people s development , from using any colour or combinations deceptively similar to its own flag. Also, the suit filed by AIADMK just after Dhinakaran floated his party sought Rs 25 lakh as damage and an injunction against the use of Amma and her picture on AMMK s party flag. AMMK s flag features the image of a smiling Jayalalithaa at the centre, with black on top and red ...

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