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21 May 2018, Edition - 1042, Monday

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Tamilnadu News

Vishal warns of action against Cheran

Covai Post Network

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After a group of producers headed by director Cheran resorted to a sit-in strike demanding that Vishal Krishna step down from the presidentship of Tamil Film Producers’ Council, Vishal has warned of action against Cheran.

Cheran had on Monday said a majority of the producers wanted Vishal to either be the president of TFPC or withdraw the nominations he had filed to contest in the RK Nagar by-elections.

Vishal, whose papers were initially rejected on grounds that two of his proposers’ signatures were forged, but later accepted by the Returning Officer after he submitted audio proof of they being threatened, said in a statement, “There is no rule that a person holding a post in an association should not contest in elections. Cheran’s arguments are not acceptable. If the government would take revenge on producers’ council for the basic reason that I am contesting, then the accusation itself is against the spirit of democracy. His charges demean both the previous governments and former office bearers of the council.”

He said he took the decision only after consulting his friends and legal experts and if Cheran continued to act against the interests of the council, action would be taken against him as per the bye-law.

But in another development, the TFPC secretary K.E.Gnanavelraja has silently resigned from his post on Monday. He has said personal reasons forced him to tender his resignation with immediate effect.