Nadigar Sangam Polls – Battlelines DrawnPublished: October 17, 2015
In an unprecedented way, the South Indian Artistes Association, popularly known as Nadigar Sangam, is witnessing a tough fight, in view of its much awaited elections on October 18.
Two influential teams are fighting it out in the polls, While one is led by sitting president R Sarathkumar and secretary Radha Ravi, the other is led by Vishal and Nasser.
As soon as the election date was announced, campaigning has shifted to a hectic pace. Key members of both the teams are travelling across Tamil Nadu, meeting cine and drama actors.
Even on Saturday, Sarath, Radharavi, Radhika and among others were in Pudukottai, seeking the support of drama actors. Speaking on the occasion, Sarath said, “they are levelling baseless corruption charges against us. We have filed a defamation case against Vishal and others.”
Vishal, who too has been meeting actors, says, “Vote for a positive and constructive change. We will work hard for the welfare of actors.” He has also said he would marry only after an auditorium is built in Nadigar Sangam premises.
Various issues, including pension for ailing actors and a building for Nadigar Sangam, play a crucial role in the polls. Recently, both Vishal and Sarath met Superstar Rajinikanth and discussed the
elections, it may be recalled.
“We have the support of actors and our team will emerge triumphant. I hail from a traditional family and I am not afraid of trivial things,” Sarath says.
On his part, Vishal says, “this is a fight for rights and justice. Truth will always win and we have the support of actors and actresses. We will sure emerge winners.”
Amid these tall claims, polling will be held under the supervision of a Judge between 7 am and 5 pm at St Ebba’s School, Mylapore. All fingers are crossed till then.