After a day of high drama in Chennai during the Nadigar Sangam elections on Sunday, actor Vishal's Pandava Ani has swept the election winning three major posts.
Vishal was officially declared general secretary after he beat Radharavi by a margin of 307 votes. The former bagged 1,445 votes, while the latter got 1,138 votes.
In a huge victory for Nasser, he defeated Sarath Kumar, the actor who has been president for nine years, winning by a margin of over a hundred votes and officially becoming the new President.
Nassar bagged 1,334 votes while the incumbent president managed to secure 1,231 votes.
"This was not something done with the purpose of defeating someone, the only goal was to usher in change. We are starting our journey from here and thank everyone who brought us till here. We are not going to find fault with the previous management, the young generation will ensure that the Sangam works exceptionally well" Nasser.
Speaking after the result, Sarath Kumar said "I accept the verdict. It is a democratic win for Nasser and his team and I dont look at this as a failure or loss but just as the result of a democratic process. In life, victory and loss come and go."
He also added that "I hope to work together with the newly elected team for a better Nadigar Sangam."
The sweep continued, as Karthi soon defeated Kannan for the Treasurer's post with the former getting 1,493 votes against the latter's 1,080 votes.
But when the results for the two posts of Vice-President were announced post midnight, it was clear that the results were a clean sweep for the Pandavar Ani. Karunas and Ponvannan were elected as Vice-Presidents defeating actors Simbu (Silambarasan) and Vijayakumar.
The elections were held for the posts of President, two posts of Vice President, a General Secretary, a treasurer and executive committee members, here are the results.
Nasser - Won
Sarath Kumar - Lost
(Image: Facebook/Sarath Kumar)
Karunas (Pandavar Ani) - Won
Ponvannan (Pandavar Ani)- Won
(Image: Facebook /Cine Cluster)
Simbu - Lost
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Vijayakumar - Lost
(Image: Twitter/Nikkil Murugan)
General Secretary -
Vishal (Pandavar Ani)- Won
Radharavi - Lost
Karthi (Pandavar Ani)- Won
Kannan a.ka. Marudhu Pandian S.S.R - Lost
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The day witnessed various verbal clashes between the two factions after news broke out that actor Vishal, the leader of the Pandavar Ani, was allegedly attacked.
While Vishal's Pandavar Ani claimed that it was the opposition party that attacked him, Sarath Kumar claimed that the issue was blown out of proportion and that the argument broke out because members of the Vishal camp were campaigning in the restricted area.
In an another interesting showdown, a shadow boxing match took place between Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan.
While the former claimed that the South Indian Film Artists Association should be renamed "Tamil Nadu Nadigar Sangam," the latter suggested that it should become the â€˜Indian Film Artistsâ€™ Association.