The Nadigar Sangam row doesn’t seem to cease with time. In the latest development, former office bearers Sarathkumar, Radha Ravi and Chandrasekar have been temporarily suspended from the organization over corruption allegations.
In March, the new administration audited accounts of the Nadigar Sangam pertaining to the tenure of the previous administration in which they have detected mishandling of funds amounting to Rs. 1.65 crore. A show-cause notice was also issued to the said actors seeking their explanation. Now, an FIR is registered against the suspended members for alleged mishandling of funds.
The decision was taken at the Executive Committee meeting held on Sunday in Chennai. Reports say that the decision was a collective one taken by the 18 executive committee members.
Recently, a section of the Nadigar Sangam members made an allegation against President Nassar and General Secretary Actor Vishal stating that he had cheated and misused Nadigar Sangam money amounting to Rs. 3 crore. Vishal and Nasser then refuted the claims and filed a police complaint against the member, Varagi.
Nadigar Sangam also stated that it will stand by the Tamil Nadu Government in the Cauvery issue. It condemned the burning of CM Jayalalithaa’s effigies in Karnataka. The Nadigar Sangam is set to hold talks with other film unions like Tamil Film Producers Council, Film Employees Federation of South India (FEFSI), the Directors’ union and other unions in the film industry to conduct a solidarity meet.
Meanwhile in Karnataka, release of Tamil films have been stopped and Kannada actors took part in the statewide Cauvery Bundh on Saturday, expressing their displeasure with the supreme court’s order verdict that requires Karnataka to release water to Tamil Nadu.