Nadigar Sangam election witnesses 51% turnout, Kamal feels bad about Rajini unable to vote

The elections for the South Indian Film Artistes’ Association (SIFAA), popularly known as Nadigar Sangam, ended at 5 pm on Sunday. The election to the film actors’ union saw 1,604 votes polled by closing time.

In these artistes’ association elections, Vishal Krishna-led Pandavar Ani, contested against K Bhagyaraj-led Swami Sankaradas Ani. Voting was 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, current General Secretary of the ‘Nadigar Sangam’ who is fighting for re-election.

The controversy around a Nadigar Sangam building coming up at a prime location in Chennai has also made these elections particularly significant. While Pandavar Ani accused Sarathkumar and Radha Ravi for irregularities in its construction in 2015, Vishal landed himself in a Twitter controversy with Sarathkumar and his daughter Varalaxmi.

Kamal Haasan who finished shooting ‘Bigg Boss 3’ late Saturday night made his appearance to exercise his vote in the afternoon. He stated that it is unfortunate and sad that his friend Rajini could not vote due to a delay in him receiving his postal vote in Mumbai.  

He however dismissed rumours that there is a conspiracy to prevent the Superstar from voting as it could be due to a delay by the postal department as well.

However, the counting of votes will be held only after the court’s approval. The next hearing is scheduled for July 8.