The annual general meeting of Nadigar Sangam witnessed high drama on Sunday, November 27. From violent clashes between the two groups to the permanent removal of Sarath Kumar and Radha Ravi's membership, the day was full of unexpected events.
The meeting was supposed to be held at Loyola College, but it was shifted at the last minute to the Nadigar Sangam's premises over security issues. Entry was given to the members only after a thorough check of proper identity cards.
A fight broke out when a couple of members were not given entry to the venue, and two factions locked horns even amid tight security. The window pane of the car of Karuna, MLA and Nadigar Sangam vice president, was broken in the clash and his supporters allegedly hit back with vengeance.
The police cleared the mob after a lathi charge and several people were arrested. R Sarath Kumar, the former president of Nadigar Sangam, Radha Ravi, ex-secretary, and Vaagai Chandrasekar, former treasurer, were denied entry to the meeting as they are facing corruption charges.
At the meeting, it was announced that the memberships of Sarath Kumar, Radha Ravi and Vaagai Chandrasekar were permanently revoked. The current officer bearers will soon produce proof about the corruption indulged in by the previous administrators.
The event was reportedly attended by thousands of people from different parts of Tamil Nadu. Saroja Devi, Vennira Aadai Moorthy and Vinu Chakravarthy, along with seven others, were honoured at the meeting. Kamal Haasan could not turn up to the event, but addressed the members through a video message, expressing his happiness over the actors' guild organising a huge event in its own premises. Vikram, Sivakarthikeyan and many other dignitaries attended the event.
It was later reported that Nadigar Sangam secretary Vishal's luxury car and office at Vadapalani were attacked by some miscreants. A case was filed at the Virugambakkam Police Station.