Chennai, December 6: After getting disqualified from contesting the RK Nagar by-election in Tamil Nadu, actor Vishal on Wednesday tweeted President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that he hopes “justice prevails”.
“To the people, I look upto, Hon @narendramodi & Hon @rashtrapatibhvn. I am Vishal, I hope u r aware of wats happening in the RK Nagar Election process in Chennai. My nomination was accepted & later rejected. Totally unfair. I bring this to your notice & I hope justice prevails,” he wrote on Twitter.
On Tuesday night after being disqualified from filing the nomination papers he tweeted: “5th Dec 2016, #Amma died, 5th Dec, 2017, #Democracy died….”
The actor said that the rejection of nomination papers was a ‘mockery of democracy’.
“The rejection of my nomination this way was a big blow to democracy. It was a mockery of democracy. Why only Vishal has to have a different set of scrutiny and not other candidates. Returning Officer has the right to say yes or no but why, in my case, he had to go to the higher authority to consult it. I did not know there would be so much of ruckus on my nomination,” Vishal said.
The actor added that he will complain against the Returning Officer to the concerned authority, adding that he was shocked at the way he was treated.
Vishal had filed the nomination papers for the RK Nagar constituency as an Independent candidate and was happy that the other two independent candidates had extended their support to him.
“My parents are proud that such a stir is created in the political scenario because of me being an independent candidate. They tell me that they did not know my presence would be a threatening thing for political parties,” he added.
The RK Nagar seat fell vacant after the death of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa last year.
The bypoll for the seat, which was previously scheduled to be held in April, will now take place on December 21.