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Nadigar Sangam elections underway in Mylapore

Mylapore , June 23 : The long-awaited polling for the 'Nadigar Sangam' or the South Indian Artistes' Association kicked off on Sunday in Mylapore.

In these artistes' association elections, Vishal Krishna-led Pandavar Ani, is contesting against K Bhagyaraj-led Swami Sankaradas Ani.

Voting is being held at the Miracle Block of St.Ebbas Higher Secondary School.

"I thank the honourable court for their fair judgment which made these elections possible. You know, it is not possible for me to make every member happy," said Vishal Krishna, current General Secretary of the 'Nadigar Sangam' who is fighting for re-election.

Launching an attack on his rivals, he said, "This is the election between money power and integrity."

"Many of the members have not received their postal ballots. We have lodged a complaint with the officials," he added.

Vishal is contesting against Ishri Ganesh, who was his close confidant but joined rival Sankaradas Ani ahead of elections.

"Due to delay in elections, we feel that the polling will be very less. But, the poll officers have done a tremendous job. Over the night they have completed the task. I appreciate the officers and the government", said Ganesh.

"We will definitely win", he added, expressing his confidence over his camp's win.

Amid heightened security, many renowned actors from Tamil Cinema like Kamal Hassan, M. Nassar reached the polling station for casting their votes.

Nadar Sangam is an actor's body of the Tamil Cinema. Registrar of Societies had earlier indefinitely suspended the elections of the actor's body but Madras High Court stayed the order asking the association to conduct polls.

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Nadigar Sangam elections underway in Mylapore


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