Actor Vishal's nomination has been again rejected by the Election Commission (EC) for RK Nagar byelection, the news agency ANI tweeted.
Earlier, Vishal had expressed his gratitude to the Election Commission after the election authority accepted his nomination paper as an independent candidate for December 21 by-poll on Tuesday evening.
At the very beginning, the nominations of both actor Vishal and late J. Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa Jayakumar for the by-poll were rejected on Tuesday afternoon.
"Both their nominations have been rejected. We will get full details later...it is a quasi judicial process," PTI quoted an official earlier.
Asked about the reason for rejecting the papers, the official said it was 'technical'.
"...there were some flaws in the nomination..it is an order passed by the Returning Officer," he added.
Vishal, who heads the Tamil Film Producers Council and is the general secretary of the Nadigar Sangam (South Indian Artistes’ Association), said he was told at the last minute that there were 'discrepancies,' in the papers in respect of signatures.
"Really thankful to the Election Commission for doing the right thing," the news agency ANI quoted the actor while expressing his gratitude to EC.
My nomination is accepted and I am contesting the #RKNagarByPoll : Actor Vishal— ANI (@ANI) December 5, 2017
On the other hand, opposing election authorities’ rejecting her nomination, Deepa alleged it was not done for any valid reasons.
"It is being done wantonly," she added.
As many as 145 nominations were received from aspirants seeking to contest the bypoll.
Currently, scrutiny of nominations are on and an official update on the total number of papers accepted and rejected is expected later.
After much struggle, my nomination for the RK Nagar election is finally accepted....December 5, 2017
The last date for withdrawal of candidature is December seven.