RK Nagar bypoll: Actor Vishal's nomination rejected

Elias Hubbard
December 5, 2017

Last Saturday, speaking to reporters in Chennai, Vishal said.

A section of Tamil film producers led by National Award-winning director and producer Cheran conducted a sit-in protest inside the Producers' Council office premises, demanding that TFPC President Vishal step down following his decision to contest in the upcoming RK Nagar by-election.

Chennai: The Election Commission on Tuesday rejected the nominations filed by actor Vishal Krishna, and late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa's niece J Deepa and 57 others while accepting those by 65 candidates for the by-election to the Radhakrishnan Nagar assembly constituency. Adding spice to the contest will be Chandran, the son of MGR's elder brother MG Chakarapani, who was instrumental in the legendary actor's meteoric rise in tinsel town. According to ANI, apart from Jayakumar, EC has also rejected actor Vishal's nomination.

At the last count on Monday night there were at least 131 people who submitted papers expressing interest to enter the fray in R K Nagar.

Currently, scrutiny of nominations are on and an official update on the total number of papers accepted and rejected is expected later.

The last date for the withdrawal of the candidature is December 7. Filing of nominations ended on December 4 and the counting is on December 24. But the BJP will use the RK Nagar constituency as a proving ground to demonstrate its growing presence in the State. "I am neither a competitor nor enemy to those contesting". I don't want to name them. Panneerselvam, in his application, asked the court not to pass any order in any plea filed by rebel AIADMK faction's TTV Dinakaran without hearing both the parties, ANI reported. "I am confident that I will get the support of the youth", Vishal told reporters.

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