Actor Vishal's Nomination Papers Rejected For RK Nagar By-Polls

MDMK chief Vaiko with DMK candidate for RK Nagar byelection Marudhu Ganesh on Monday. Vaiko has pledged his support to the DMK candidate in the bypoll scheduled for December 21

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The actor along with his fans stormed into the returning officer's office to inquire about the status of his nomination.

The election commission on Tuesday had first rejected his nomination papers alleging that two of his proposers' signatures were forged.

Velusamy states that Vishal had appeared before him and had produced an audio clip that purportedly claimed that proposer Sumathy had been coerced by some persons to appear before him.

Earlier, the nomination papers of Vishal and late J Jayalalithaas niece Deepa Jayakumar were rejected by Election authorities. "Therefore, I conclude that the nomination of Thiru.Vishal Krishna filed in Sl No 72 is rejected upon my summary enquiry", the EC statement added. The by-polls will now be held on December 21.

"My nomination was rejected because two people who signed my affidavit as proposers told the authorities that their signatures were forged". I thank the Election Commission. The order said the required number of 10 proposers had not validly proposed the candidature of Mr. Vishal, and hence, he had not fulfilled the conditions for valid nomination. "The audio clipping is very real but my fight is now for R K Nagar, irrespective of who works against me", the actor said careful not to drop names or make accusations.

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Vishal later announced via his Twitter handle that his nomination had been accepted. If something good has to happen, there will be obstacles.

Tamil actor Vishal has confirmed that his nomination papers for the RK Nagar assembly by-election had been finally accepted after a 'much struggle'.

Vishal heads the Tamil Film Producers Council and is the general secretary of the Nadigar Sangam (South Indian Artistes' Association). The person also threatened that it will be rejected even if I filed it. "Truth Always Triumphs! #JusticeServed#DemocracyPrevails".

In Ms. Deepa's case, a scrutiny of her affidavit showed that she had left the section of "Details of Assets and Liabilities in Rupees" blank and even failed to fill up the column seeking details of highest educational qualification.

The Returning Officer also rejected the nomination papers of M.C. Chandra Sekar, the son of M.G. Chakrapani, the brother of former Chief Minister MGR. "That's the reason so many people are wanting to throw their hat into the ring", Sumanth Raman, a Tamil Nadu-based political analyst, said on Monday.

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