Election commission rejects Vishal's nomination after actor claims it was accepted

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Dinakaran, who is contesting in R.K.Nagar, has earlier said that he will launch his electioneering on Tuesday, while the ruling faction is set to launch campaign for E.Madhusudhanan on Wednesday.

Earlier, the returning officer of the RK Nagar seat rejected Vishal's nomination when two proposers who signed his affidavit told him in person that their signatures were forged.

The form 26 which she reportedly left incomplete relate to cases against her and properties owned by her. Actor Vishal joined Deepa during the scrutiny of nominations as his nomination papers were also rejected on Tuesday by returning officer K.Velusamy on some technical grounds relating to name of the proposers.

However, the RO has rejected this claim saying the veracity of the person speaking in the audio clip can not be confirmed.

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The RO said that Vishal had appeared before him and had shown an audio clip that claimed that proposer Sumathy had been coerced by some persons to appear before him. The papers of late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's niece J Deepa were rejected. I thank the Election Commission. "Therefore, I conclude that the nomination of Thiru.Vishal Krishna filed in Sl No 72 is rejected upon my summary enquiry", the EC statement added.

The Dhinakaran faction, with about 12 MLAs (members of legislative assembly) faced another setback on Monday after the Delhi high court dismissed its plea for using the "hat" symbol in the R.K. Nagar bypoll to be held on 21 December. If something good has to happen, there will be obstacles.

"After much struggle, my nomination for the RK Nagar election is finally accepted".

Along with several of his supporters, he had briefly squatted on the road in North Chennai protesting the decision to reject his papers. Around 10.30 p.m., she arrived at the Returning Officer's office to record her objection. It's not mandatory. That's not a reason enough to reject this application. Speaking to the media, Cheran said, "Nadigar Sangam doesn't need any support but producers always need the support of the ruling party".

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