Pandavar Ani spearheaded by Vishal and Nasser defeated three-time winners Sarath Kumar and Radha Ravi at Nadigar Sangam elections on Sunday, 18 October.
With this, Nasser is set to become the new President of Nadigar Sangam, Vishal will take over the position of General Secretary, Karthi will be the new Treasurer, and Karunas and Ponvannan are the new Vice-Presidents of the artistes' guild.
Pandavar Ani registered the win with a narrow margin. Nasser secured 1344 votes, while Sarath Kumar got 1231 votes. Likewise, Vishal earned 1445 votes and his rival Radha Ravi received 1138 votes.
The 2015 Nadigar Sangam election will go down in the history as a fiercely contested polls where bitter war-of-words were exchanged between Sarath Kumar's team and the Pandavar Ani. The election for the the actors' artistes guild have always taken place peacefully but this time it created quite a stir.
The newly elected office bearers have been welcomed with highly positive response on the internet, and twitter has been flooded with congratulatory messages from fans and celebrities.
Below, we bring to you the wishes posted by celebrities:
Dhaya Alagiri Posted
Pandavar Ani clean sweep ! Congratulations to entire team ! #change #PandavarAni #NadigarSangamElections
Congratulations to #Naseer sir,@VishalKOfficial ,#karthi and the new team at the #NadigarSangamElections!do your best guys in this journey
Sibi Sathyaraj Tweeted
Congrats to my dear brother #Karthi for his win in the election
#NadigarSangamElections. The real success of #NadigarSangamElections is the huge turnout.Except for few actors almost everyone cast their vote!Hoping for the best
Dhananjayan Govind Posted
Best wishes to #PandavarAni 's team to win the 24 Executive Committee posts as that is crucial to bring in the changes planned. All the best
#PandavarAni has swept the #NadigarSangamElections Congratulations to #Vishal, #Nassar, #Karthi #Karunas, #Ponvannan
The change sought by #Kamal sir has happened ... he endorsed them & the team has won. So in a way, it is the victory of his vision also :-)
Congrats to #Karunas ji & #Ponvannan sir for winning the Vice President posts in #NadigarSangam ...clean sweep by #PandavarAni . Congrats:-)
Congrats to #Karthi for winning Treasurer post in #NadigarSangam. What an effort by him for #PandavarAni !!! He ensured an organized effort
#Nasser sir is committed & determined with a clear vision for #NadigarSangam. I am sure he is going to make a big difference.Congrats to him
Congrats to #Nasser sir @nasser_kameela for winning the President of #NadigarSangam ... what a victory for this simple & sweet actor. Great
We hope our victory sets an example 4 the younsters 2 believe in themselves n stand up..never ever give up,however tough the fight may be..
We,at #PANDAVARANI, always believed in wat r MAHATMA said..BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE..n we have done just that..u nd determination 2 win
Venkat prabhu Posted
Congrats winners!!! #PandavarAni
Love u guys ❤️❤️ really really deserve it for all the hardwork history made on this day
J Anbazhagan Posted
Congrats to #Nasser sir (@nasser_kameela) for being elected as a President of #NadigarSangam. All our dreams comes true. Hats off sir.
Lakshmi Menon Posted
Wishing my friend @VishalKOfficial #Karthi & #Nasser sir for an important win at the #NadigarSangamElection !! Happy for u guys