The Supreme Court has asked the poll panel to decide on the matter by November 10.
Sasikala left Chennai yesterday morning by a car which had to halt at several locations till it reached the Bengaluru highway as party cadres gathered to greet her.
Raju made the comments at a time when Sasikala, serving a four-year term in a Bengaluru prison in a disproportionate assets case, has obtained five-day emergency parole and is staying in Chennai in view of the hospitalisation of her husband M Natarajan, who had undergone liver and kidney transplants.
A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said it would not stay the order of the High Court asking the poll panel to decide the dispute by October 31 but would rather extend the time till November 10.
A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra disposed off the petition filed by T T V Dhinakaran, the deputy general secretary of a faction of the AIADMK party, challenging a Madras High Court order asking the poll panel to decide the election symbol row by October 31.
Dinakaran approached the top court on Friday, a day after the Madras High Court turned down his plea to extend its October 31 deadline to February 28 next year.
According to the media reports, a group of Sinhalese tried to attack Vaiko inside the UN Human Rights Council hall in Geneva for raising the issue of human rights violations of Sri Lankan Tamils.
The Election Commission had asked all parties in the party symbol dispute case to submit their documents on or before September 29 and scheduled a hearing on October 6.
A government order has been issued for this purpose, a government release said.
Addressing a public meeting here late last night, he sought the pardon of AIADMK cadres and the public for lying about Jayalalithaa's health.
The commission has directed all involved in the dispute to submit the list of general council members and central executive committee members of the party as on December 5, 2016.
CPI general secretary S Sudhakar Reddy claimed that the government led by the party had "lost its credibility" and that the chief minister had no moral right to continue in office.
AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran camp MLAs have furnished an interim reply to Tamil Nadu Speaker P Dhanapal's notice which followed a plea by Government Chief Whip S Rajendran to disqualify them.
The move is seen as an apparent quid pro quo for sackng jailed leader VK Sasikala and himself.
Stalin had on Sunday called on the Governor and urged him to direct the state government to prove its majority in the assembly within a week.
Chief Minister K Palaniswami and his Deputy O Pannerselvam were among those who were present at today's meeting of the decision-making body, the first since the death of Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's last year.
It may, however, end up becoming a token gesture as any decision taken at the meeting will be subject to the Madras High Court’s final order of an appeal against the meeting on October 23.
"With the DMK and its allies having a strength 98 MLAs in the Assembly and the ruling party's 21 dissenting legislators, the AIADMK government, led by K Palaniswami, has lost its majority in the House," he told a public meeting here last night.
State Fisheries Minister and senior AIADMK leader D Jayakumar told reporters here that as many as 111 MLAs reposed their faith in the chief minister at the meeting.
The current strength of the council of ministers, including the prime minister, is 73
Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah are likely to hold a final round of discussion to finalise the rejig, the third since NDA came to power in 2014
The DMK said it would continue to take up the issue with various authorities until the governor convenes a floor test.
Dhinakaran removed a number of senior party functionaries, including senior ministers.
The meeting, which some of the party MLAs and MPs did not attend, also discussed the validity of the appointments made by Sasikala before going to jail in the Rs 66.6 crore disproportionate assets case, AIADMK sources said.
A DMK-led delegation of opposition parties today called on Tamil Nadu Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao and urged him to direct Chief Minister K Palaniswami to prove his majority in the Assembly.