The Election Commission on Tuesday rejected nomination papers of actor Vishal Krishnan and former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa’s niece Deepa Jayakumar for the December 21 RK Nagar byelection after they were scrutinised.
Vishal’s nomination was rejected as the names of two people who proposed him had been mentioned wrongly, sources said.
High drama was witnessed outside the office of the Election Commission in the Tamil Nadu capital on Tuesday after the poll panel rejected the nomination filed by actor Vishal to contest the Radha Krishna Nagar by-polls.
Actor Vishal staged a dharna against the rejection of his nomination and claimed that his supporters were threatened. He was then taken into preventive custody by the police. He is expected to meet the returning officer again.
தனது வேட்பு மனு நிராகரிக்கப்பட்டதை கண்டித்து விஷால் ஆர்கே நகரில் திடீர் என சாலை மறியலில் ஈடுபட்டார். இதனால் அங்கு பரபரப்பு ஏற்பட்டது.