Election officers stated the actor’s nomination papers solely had “legitimate” signatures of eight proposers, not the obligatory 10.
On Thursday, Vishal stated the 2 individuals who had reportedly proposed his nomination for the RK Nagar by-poll are underneath risk from Tamil Nadu’s ruling AIADMK. “I’m frightened about these two individuals who signed up for me. We’re not in a position to get in contact with them,” he informed NDTV.
RK Nagar in Chennai was the meeting constituency of the AIADMK’s highly effective chief J Jayalalithaa, who died as chief minister in December final yr. It’s critical for the AIADMK, seemingly rudderless since Ms Jayalalithaa died, to ascertain that Chief Minister E Palaniswami and his staff are in management.
The AIADMK has fielded a senior chief, E Madhusudanan, who has held the seat earlier than and has affect amongst Telugu individuals who have a sizeable presence in RK Nagar.
Vishal’s star energy and Telugu roots are being seen as a direct risk to prospects of AIADMK’s candidate Madhusudanan, who too, many insiders say, banks on the neighborhood’s assist. However the celebration denies the actor’s allegations. Ma Foi Pandiarajan, Tamil Tradition Minister, stated “All these allegations are unfaithful.”