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RK Nagar by-polls: Actor Vishal thanks EC for accepting his nomination

06 December 2017

After much drama, actor Vishal's nomination to contest the RK Nagar bypoll was rejected on Tuesday night, hours after the matter was referred to the Election Commission. Representatives of the nominee of Thiru.

I conclude that required number of the proposers have not validly proposed the candidature of Thiru.

Logically, Getting 10 people to propose such a candidate for a nomination is not hard Even If forged, and there seems no reason for that in this case, Those proposers being aware of the same and approaching the EC with an objection in 24 hrs, unlikely. Ram's tweet had said, "actor Vishal's nomination to contest as an independent candidate was rejected in Tamil Nadu because he confessed to be a fan of @ArvindKejriwal ... had he said he's a fan of @narendramodi he wouldn't have had to file any papers to EC".

More twists in Vishal's nomination episode were seen on Wednesday than in his recently released "Detective". "But I ignored it and went ahead", she claimed.

Mr. Vishal, upon learning that his nomination papers were rejected, staged a dharna on the road in Tondiarpet where the office of the Returning Officer is located, alleging foul play.

"Democracy at its lowest low!"

As per the phone recording, Velu told Vishal that the woman was threatened to give a letter to the poll body stating that she did not sign the nomination form.

The seat of RK Nagar fell vacant following the death of Jayalalithaa in December 2016, who represented it for two terms.

The seat has become a battleground for all parties and candidates staking claim to the legacy of Jayalalithaa.

Palaniswami and Panneerselvam have since reunited leaving Dhinakaran and his aunt V.K. Sasikala, who is serving a four-year sentence in the Bengaluru central jail, fighting to regain control over the party and the Tamil Nadu government.

The ruling AIADMK has fielded senior leader E. Madhusudhanan as its candidate from R.K. Nagar.

The actor in another tweet in the evening, had claimed that his nomination was accepted by the poll governing body.

RK Nagar by-polls: Actor Vishal thanks EC for accepting his nomination