Actor Vishal to contest in RK Nagar bypoll as an independent candidate

Media reports state that the actor is expected to file his nomination on Monday and will reveal his reason for contesting this bypoll.

Published: 02nd December 2017 06:59 PM  |   Last Updated: 04th December 2017 11:24 AM   |  A+A-

Actor Vishal (File photo)

By Online Desk

Actor Vishal has announced that he will contest in the RK Nagar bypoll as an independent candidate

The actor is expected to file his nomination on Monday and will reveal his reason for contesting this bypoll.

Vishal was elected as the General Secretary of the Nadigar Sangam in October 2015 and is also the president of the Tamil Film Producers' council.

Vishal has always been critical of corruption in the film industry and has expressed his views on politicians interfering in films.

The actor had recently slammed state BJP leader H Raja for watching a pirated version of the film, Mersal.

READ HERE | I-T sleuths knock on Vishal's doors, a day after he slammed BJP's H Raja over 'Mersal' piracy

Other major regional parties have already announced their candidates for the RK Nagar bypoll. AIADMK has fielded E Madhusudhanan, while Marudhu Ganesh will be contesting for DMK.

Meanwhile, sidelined AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakar has also filed his nomination for the bypoll.

Karu Nagarajan has been announced as BJP's candidate, while late former CM Jayalalithaa’s niece Deepa Jayakumar is also set to contest.

Polling is scheduled to take place on December 21 and the results will be announced on December 24.

Following late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s death in December 2016, the RK Nagar bypolls were originally slated for April this year, but was later cancelled after allegations of voter bribery.


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