Chennai: The Election Commission has directed covering the pictures of leaves, which resembled the Two Leaves symbol of ruling AIADMK, on small buses plying in the city, but ruled that there was no need to interfere with the similar symbol at the entrance of the MGR Memorial here.
This has been conveyed in a letter to the state Chief Electoral Officer and a copy which was submitted in the Madras High Court today during the hearing of a petition by the DMK before Justice T Raja.
In his petition, DMK Treasurer M K Stalin had sought a direction to the EC to cover Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's photograph and AIADMK's 'Two Leaves' symbol printed on government property, including small buses and water bottles sold in the name of 'Amma mineral water'.
On March 10, the counsel for EC had submitted that photographs of Jayalalithaa had been concealed on the water bottles and government properties and sought two days time to take a decision on the MGR memorial.
During the resumed hearing yesterday, senior counsel G Rajagopal, appearing for the EC, submitted the copy of the letter sent to the state CEO.