Nadigar Sangam polls: Vishal moves HC

Actor Vishal has filed a petition with Madras High Court seeking to reverse its earlier decision calling for fresh polls to be conducted in the South Indian Artiste's Association aka Nadigar Sangam. Elections were held few months ago and votes have been kept safe at a bank locker.

It may be recalled that a few days ago, Justice Kalyana Sundaram observed that the election, that was held on June 23, 2019, was announced after the end of the incumbent officer-bearers’ term and therefore was not valid. The Nadigar Sangam will have to finalise a new electoral list before holding the elections. PV Geetha, Assistant Inspector General of Registration, will continue taking care of Nadigar Sangam’s functioning until then, Court said.

The term of the office-bearers — including president Nassar, general secretary Vishal, vice presidents Ponvannan and Karunas and treasurer Karthi— had come to an end in October 2018. However, a general body meeting in August decided to give them a six-month extension.

A complaint was filed by a few alleging that their names were removed from the voters' list by the Pandavar Ani led by Nasser, to skew the election results in their favour. However, the polls happened on 23 June after the members went to court. The results of the elections, however, were withheld by the court. The opposing team, Swami Sankardas Ani, is headed by Director Bhagyaraj and also has producer Ishari Ganesh, actors Prashanth, Udhaya and Kutti Padmini on the team.