Actor Vishal cries foul, alleges candidacy proposers are missing

Sergio Conner
December 7, 2017

The symbols for the election should have been allotted by 3 pm and Thursday also happens to be the last date for candidature withdrawal. "I am Vishal, I hope u r aware of wats happening in the RK Nagar Election process in Chennai".

A total of 145 people had filed their nomination papers of that 72 nominations have been accepted and 73 have been rejected. Vishal plans to move court against the election commission's decision but hasn't given up hope that justice will prevail.

"People know what happened yesterday".

The combative actor also said he planned to meet Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit to lodge a "complaint", on the matter. They know how a rejected application was reconsidered before being rejected again.

According to the officer, the nomination filed by Vishal (as he is popularly known) was rejected as two of the proposers had said they had not proposed the actor's name.

Vishal tweeted to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Kovind to ask why his nomination was accepted and later rejected.

Deepan and Sumathy, who figured in the list of 10 proposers, again appeared before him in the presence of election general observers today, Returning Officer (RO) K Veluchamy said in his order.

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While Mr. Vishal claimed that the RO went out of the hall to seek directions over the phone regarding his nomination papers, K. Velusamy, the Returning Officer, told The Hindu that the allegations made against him were not true.

"Hence, based on merits, the representation of Vishal Krishna can not be considered favourably", the RO said.

"All of them pounced on me... in order to escape from that torture, I said that".

Actor Vishal had also submitted an audio clip and claimed that one of the proposers, Sumathy, was forced to withdraw her support by the ruling party, All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK).

Vishal said even if there were any discrepancies, the candidate should be given 24 hours, apparently indicating time should have been given for his response.

In a written complaint submitted to the CEO, the actor detailed on Tuesday's events that led to the ultimate rejection of his nomination papers.

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