Exchange of heated comments in the six weeks of intense campaigning, controversial press meets and a nail-biting poll day…all came to an end with the presidential candidate winning with a high margin of votes. After a fierce contest between panels headed by Vishnu and Prakash Raj on Sunday, actor Manchu Vishnu was elected as the new President of the Movie Artists Association (MAA).
As per the poll results announced by MAA election officer Krishna Mohan Vishnu, the son of veteran actor Mohan Babu won with a majority of 106 votes, while his panel won four posts of office-bearers comprising general secretary Y. Raghubabu, vice-president Madala Ravi, joint secretary Gautam Raju and treasurer M. Siva Balaji.
Meanwhile, the Prakash Raj panel defeated Babu Mohan for the post of executive vice-president. Other winners in the Prakash Raj panel were Banerjee as the second vice-president and Uttej as joint secretary. Mahesh Babu, Prabhas, Rana, Jr NTR, Venkatesh, Naga Chaitanya, Allu Arjun, and Allu Sirish, Ravi Teja, Vijay Devarakonda, Anushka, Rakul Preet, Iliana, Trisha, Hansika, and Niharika are amongst the actors who skipped to excise their right to vote.