After much speculation, actor Vishal has jumped into the electoral battle at the RK Nagar byepolls. Taking many by surprise, Vishal, who is the President of the Tamil Nadu Film Producers Council and the Nadigar Sangam General Secretary, has stated that he will file his nomination for the RK Nagar polls on Monday.
Speaking to The News Minute, he said, "I thought it was time. I can't sit and watch anymore. These people did not even conduct civic polls. As a citizen, one does not even know who is supposed to pick up garbage outside the house. That's the condition now."
He said he understands that he is standing in a VIP constituency that is seeing a high voltage fight. "I know that. But there is only one constituency going into polls now."
The actor says he is confident that he can campaign effectively. "If change has to come, it can come through anyone. It can even come through Vishal," he said.
Vishal had recently launched a mobile app called ‚ÄėV Shall‚Äô, meant as a means to bridge the gap between those who seek help and those who want to help. The app, launched in November, was conceived with the idea of social service.
‚ÄúEvery aspect of our day to day life has been highly influenced by technology and thus become simplified. We have door to door delivery for almost everything today, be it grocery, food, apparel or furniture. At the click of a button, we can get anything we want to our door steps from any part of the world. If the same concept can be incorporated for social causes, it will change lives of millions of people across the globe,‚ÄĚ Vishal had stated.
The battle for J Jayalalithaa‚Äôs RK Nagar seat will see AIADMK‚Äôs Madhusudhanan, DMK‚Äôs Maradhu Ganesh, AIADMK (Amma) TTV Dhinakaran, BJP's Karu Nagarajan as well late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister‚Äôs niece Deepa Jayakumar in the fray.
RK Nagar goes to polls on December 21 and results will be announced on December 24.
Following Jayalalithaa‚Äôs death in December 2016, the RK Nagar bye-polls were originally slated for April this year, but was later cancelled owing to allegations of voter bribery.