Poochi Murugan case against just-concluded Nadigar Sangam elections opens up

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Nadigar SangamAn individual named S. Murugan a.k.a. Poochi Murugan has filed a case against the just-concluded elections to elect the office bearers of South Indian Cine Artistes’ Association (SICAA), which is otherwise known as Nadigar Sangam. In his petition filed with the City Civil Court, Chennai, Muruan has said that the elections have been held flouting the rules.

In his petition, Murugan has said “I have been a permanent member of the SICAA from the year 2006 onwards. The communication to hold elections to elect the office-bearers of the Sangam for the years 2012-2015 was released on 30.4.2012. As per this communiqué, the elections ought to be held on 10th June. Lyricist Piraisudan has been announced to supervise the election process as an ‘election officer’.

“In the meantime, Piraisudan has been acting in a biwith Radharavi and Sarath Kumar, respectively the general secretary and president of the Sangam. Though the present tenure of the Sangam lasts till July, they have hurriedly conducted the elections in violation of the Sangam’s rules as well as the Societies’ Act. On 14th May, I sought a copy of the list of ‘eligible voters’ in the election but the same hasn’t been provided to me.

“Even actor Kumarimuthu and many others are denied the information they seek from the Sangam. As per rules, the annual statement of accounts hasn’t been submitted. The Registrar of Societies shold take over the Sanam. The present set of office-beares is doing everything possible to retian their respective posts. Therefore, I request the Court to stay the continuance of those office-bearers,” concluded.

Justice Mr. Saravanan, who took up the case, has sought replies from the respondents i.e. office-bearers of the Sangam.

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