The elections of South Indian Artistes Association, known as Nadigar Sangam Elections, which is supposed to be held once in three years and was last held in 2015, is currently being held at St.Ebas Higher Secondary School in Mylapore, where the 2015 elections too took place. While pictures and videos of Thalapathy Vijay, Suriya, Dhanush and many other celebs, who arrived to cast their vote, have taken the internet by storm, we heard that Rajinikanth will not be able to cast his vote.
Yes, you read that right! Rajinikanth could not cast his vote in the Nadigar Sangam elections as he received his postal vote only at 6.45pm on Saturday. The Kabali actor took to the micro-blogging site to share the news and wrote, "I am currently shooting in Mumbai. I received my postal vote for the Nadigar Sangam elections only at 6:45 pm this evening, despite the efforts that I took to receive it earlier." (sic)
In another tweet, the Kaala actor added, "I regret that I was unable to cast my vote because of this delay. It is strange and unfortunate. This should not have happened…" Talking about Rajinikanth not being able to vote, actor Kamal Haasan said, "It is unfortunate that Rajinikanth couldn't cast his vote through the post. His vote is as important as everyone else's. I hope such confusion does not happen in the future."
Check Out the Tweet Here:
— Rajinikanth (@rajinikanth) June 22, 2019
After Rajinikanth posted a tweet, South actor S Ve Shekher too shared a tweet about the elections being disorganised. His tweet read, "Dear RAJINI You are not the only person was unable to cast your VOTE, there are 100s of outstation Drama artists are in the same condition. As a protest for this kind of disorganised Election Process & arrangements, I AM BOYCOTTING THIS NADIGAR SANGAM ELECTION." (sic)
Earlier, the elections were suspended after the Registrar of Societies had expressed doubts over the electoral rolls; however, the Madras High Court stayed the order passed by the Registrar of Societies and asked the association to conduct the elections on Sunday (June 23) as planned. Speaking of the counting of votes, it will be held only after the court’s approval; the next hearing is scheduled for July 8.