Tamil actor Vishal on Tuesday confirmed that his nomination papers for the RK Nagar assembly by-election had been finally accepted after a ‘much struggle.’
Vishal tweeted, “After much struggle, my nomination for the RK Nagar election is finally accepted…. Truth Always Triumphs !!”
After much struggle, my nomination for the RK Nagar election is finally accepted….
— Vishal (@VishalKOfficial) December 5, 2017
His tweet evoked instant response from Delhi chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal, who said that ‘truth always triumphs.’
Kejriwal wrote, “God bless u. Yes. Truth Always Triumphs !!”
God bless u. Yes. Truth Always Triumphs !! https://t.co/O2MH7LlpVZ
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) December 5, 2017
However, moments later Vishal tweeted that the election commission had once again rejected his papers with the actor calling it a death of democracy.
“Democracy at its lowest low !! Disheartening to hear that the nomination made by me was initially accepted & later when I left, has been announced as invalid,” he tweeted.
His next tweet said, “5th Dec 2016, #Amma died, 5th Dec, 2017, #Democracy died….”
The election commission on Tuesday had first rejected his nomination papers alleging that two of his proposers’ signatures were forged. However, many on Twitter blamed his confession that Kejriwal had inspired him to join the politics, for the poll body to reject his nomination papers.
Activist Ram Subramanian’s tweet made similar allegation, which was retweeted by Kejriwal. Ram’s tweet had said, “actor Vishal’s nomination to contest as an independent candidate was rejected in Tamil Nadu because he confessed to be a fan of @ArvindKejriwal … had he said he’s a fan of @narendramodi he wouldn’t have had to file any papers to EC. EVMs would have been rigged for his victory.”
Vishal, who was recently visited by the Income Tax officials after he criticised the Tamil Nadu BJP functionary H Raja accusing him of piracy, had said, ““I look up to these two people. I haven’t met Arvind Kejriwal but he is a people’s leader. I’m not going to be a politician and will remain a commoner.”
Kejriwal, for his part, tweeted saying that the actor’s actor’s entry into politics will inspire youngsters while also asking him to come and meet him in Delhi.
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) December 4, 2017