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God Save My Country From Anarchy, Says Actor Vishal

God Save My Country From Anarchy, Says Actor Vishal

Actor Vishal Krishna, whose nomination papers to contest in the December 21, 2017 by-election to the Radhakrishnan Nagar assembly constituency were rejected, prayed to the Almighty to save India. "God save my beloved country from this anarchy!"

On Wednesday, he met Chief Electoral Officer of Tamil Nadu Rajesh Lakhoni and submitted a petition to review his nomination papers filed for the by-election.

Vishal's nomination papers were rejected on Wednesday after complaints that two of the ten people who proposed his name as a candidate, did not sign the forms.

On other day, Vishal wrote a public post (on his Twitter page) to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Kovind seeking the justice.

The Election Commission (EC) allocated the "pressure cooker" symbol to sidelined AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran (also spelled as Dinakaran) to contest the RK Nagar bypoll and allocated the "hat" symbol to another party, ANI reported. "Totally unfair. I bring this to your notice & I hope justice prevails".

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He also tweeted: "5th Dec 2016, Amma died, 5th Dec, 2017, Democracy died..."

He said the rejection of his nomination was pre-planned and the two proposers (Sumathi and Deepan) were threatened.

RK Nagar Bypoll is the talk of all over Tamil Nadu, after the sad demise of Former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and the nomination filings for the same created much more drama sequences on last few days.

Shuddering in disbelief and disgust, the intrepid actor who has now chose to take a headlong plunge into politics says: "What we are witnessing is the systematic and effectual death of democracy in our country".

According to a report in The Hindu, the high court on Monday directed the returning officer of the EC to decide an alternative for the faction, without being affected by the poll panel's previous observation. Out of the 59 candidates, 47 are independents. Till the deadline of withdrawal of nomination on Thursday, 13 affidavits were withdrawn. The AIADMK, BSP, BJP, DMK have fielded candidates for the bypoll.


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