Tamil Diplomat

Nadigar Sangam polls:Vishal faction wins

Nasser has been elected president, while Vishal and Karthi have been elected general secretary and treasurer respectively.

Amidst much drama and intense campaigning, the South Indian Film Artistes Association, also known as the Nadigar Sangam, conducted its elections on Sunday.

Nasser, part of the ‘Pandavar Ani’ with Vishal, Karthi, Karunas and Ponvannan, has been elected Nadigar Sangam president, with 1344 votes. Sarath Kumar polled 1231 votes.

Vishal has been elected Nadigar Sangam general secretary, with 1445 votes. His rival Radha Ravi polled 1138 votes. Karthi has been elected the treasurer, polling 1493 votes. Election official Justice E. Padmanabhan officially announced the results.

The elections are held once in three years, and during the last election in 2012, Sarath kumar was re-elected, unopposed for the third time.