The poll body also said the bypoll for assembly constituencies in Arunachal Pradesh (Pakke Kasang, Likabali), Uttar Pradesh (Sikandra) and West Bengal (Sabang) will also be held on the same day.
The elections for the five state assembly constituencies will be conducted on December 21 and counting of votes will be on December 24. The audit of the nominations will start on December 5 and the last date for withdrawal of candidates is December 7. The model code of conduct comes into effect from Friday.
The faction led by Dhinakaran had also laid claim to the symbol soon after the death of former Tamil Nadu chief minister and AIADMK general secretary J Jayalalithaa. "And it can breathe a little easy since there will be only one AIADMK this time in the seat since Dhinakaran would enter the fray only as an independent or as nominee of a smaller party", political commentator Gnani Sankaran told DC.
Later the Sasikala faction broke into two with Palaniswami leading one.
In the petition filed by Panneerselvam, he has appealed to the apex court to not pass any order if the Dinakaran camp moves the court challenging the Election Commission's (EC) order in "two leaves" symbol case.
AIADMK Sasikala faction leader TTV Dinakaran on Friday said he would contest the RK Nagar by-elections, adding that he would take back the original party symbol "two leaves" which was given to the EPS-OPS faction by the Election Commission.
Speaking to television channels on the by-election to Radhakrishnan Nagar, Tamil Nadu Congress Chief S. Thirunavukkarasar said it will be a major test for the ruling AIADMK. The DMK meanwhile had named Marudhi Ganesh as their candidate, and the BJP named composer Gangai Amaran to fight for them.