Actor Vishal's nomination papers for the RK Nagar bypoll was rejected on Tuesday. Vishal, who is the President of the Tamil Film Producers Council and is the General Secretary of Nadigar Sangam had filed his nomination papers on Monday.
According to reports, his nomination papers were rejected as two of his proposers had said that it was not their signature. Vishal is the second high-profile candidate whose nomination papers were rejected.
Earlier in the day, former TN CM's J Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa's nomination was also rejected. It was only on Monday that the film director and producer Cheran and few other TFPC members had conducted a sit-in protest inside the Producers Council office premises.They had asked Vishal to step down from the post of TFPC President if he was contesting in the RK Nagar bypoll.