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RK Nagar bypoll: Actor Vishal’s nomination accepted, Jaya’s niece Deepa’s rejected


Chennai: In a sudden turn of events, the Election Commission on Tuesday accepted the nomination of actor Vishal Krishna to contest the Dec 21, 2017 by-election to the Radhakrishnan Nagar assembly constituency.

“My nomination has been accepted. I thank the Election Commission. The Returning Officer has done what has to be done,” Vishal, as he is popularly known, told media.

The poll body had earlier rejected his nomination as one of the proposers had said they had not proposed Vishal but her names were included in the actor’s nomination paper.

However the poll body has rejected nomination form filed by late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s niece J Deepa, while accepting the nomination papers filed by candidates belonging to the ruling AIADMK (E Madhusudhanan), DMK (N Marudhu Ganesh), the Bharatiya Janata Party (K Nagarajan) and over 50 independents.