Chinmayi Sripadha, who was denied membership of South Indian Cine, Television Artistes and Dubbing Artistes Union after she made allegations against its president Radha Ravi, is now contesting for the president post of the organisation.
The award-winning singer filed her nomination on Thursday as part of the Ramarajiyam team. M Muralikumar will be contesting for the post of Secretary from the Ramarajiyam team. Ratnakumar had contested against Radha Ravi during the 2018 elections, heading the Ramarajiyam team.
Talking to the media, Chinmayi said that she was shocked to find out a few days ago that her name had been left out from the voter’s list of the union. “This is contempt of court. We will be taking this matter up with retired Judge Ravi and file our nominations,” she said.
Chinmayi revealed that the Ramarajyam team has been opposing Radha Ravi and his faction for a couple of years now. In the last election, which took place in 2018, they received 45% of the votes. So, the voice artist is confident of bringing in a change if her faction tastes victory.
She said, “The members belonging to the Ramarajyam team have raised their voice against the functioning of the union. And they had to face a lot of issues which includes lifetime ban as well.”
Though the court had announced a stay for Chinmayi’s expulsion from the union and insisted the body to enroll her again, her name has reportedly been missing in the voters list for the upcoming election and this has encouraged her to file a nomination for the President’s position.