Jayalalithaa's niece Deepa Jayakumar and actor Vishal's nomination have been rejected by the Returning Officer. Vishal has been told to approach the Madras High Court. The Election Commission has rejected 72 nominations out of 145 which included 2 key nominations in the RK Nagar by-election. Vishal took to Twitter to condemn the rejection of his nomination. He said that is was disheartening to hear that his nomination was initially accepted and later rejected. He added that December 6, 2017, marked the death of democracy.