Actor-turned-politician Udhayanidhi Stalin has caught into trouble after his election victory as DMK MLA is being challenged at the Supreme Court. Udhayanidhi Stalin, the son of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin, is serving as the party's youth wing secretary and he contested and won in the Chepauk-Triplicane legislative constituency in Chennai in the 2021 assembly polls.
Now, after a year of the election, a candidate who contested in the same constituency has approached the apex court to challenge Udhayanidhi Stalin's victory. Chepauk-Triplicane was one of the closely watched seats during the last election and Udhayanidhi Stalin had a landslide triumph as he has won majority of votes.
Udhayanidhi Stalin secured over 93,000 votes, nearly 70,000 votes more than his immediate contender. He recorded 68% of votes and entered assembly as an MLA for the first time. Recently, he won the second term as DMK's Youth wing secretary besides being a busy artist in the Tamil cinema industry.
According to reports, ML Ravi, a candidate who contested in Chepauk-Triplicane from the Desiya Makkal Sakthi party, has approached the Supreme Court and challenged the election victory of Udhayanidhi Stalin. In his petition, Ravi has claimed that there are discrepancies in Udhayanidhi Stalin's nomination form disclosure and that the latter has given wrong information.
Ravi said that while Udhayanidhi Stalin has 22 cases pending against him, he has mentioned that there are no cases against him in Form 26. Ravi stated that the officials accepted his nomination despite there were complaints about the wrong information. He sought a directive from Supreme Court to revoke Udhayanidhi's victory and declare that the election results are void.
Ravi said, "It is legally untenable under the People's Representation Act to accept such nominations, hence Udhayanidhi's election win should be declared null and void." It must be noted that Ravi had approached Madras High Court earlier with the same petition demanding to revoke Udhayanidhi's election victory. However, his petition was dismissed after which he has now made an appeal at the top court.