move against the decision to collect a deposit of Rs. 25,000 for
granting voting rights to members, one of the two factions in the
Malayalam Cine Technicians Association (MACTA), led by the
erstwhile general secretary director Vinayan, has decided to
boycott the upcoming fresh elections in MACTA scheduled to take
place next week.
Directors Mohan and Baiju Kottarakkara, representatives of the
faction, said that they are boycotting the elections to the
directors and writers' union of MACTA, following the illegal
attempts of the other faction headed by director Siddhique to take
over the Federation.
They alleged that the decision to collect a deposit for granting
voting rights for members seemed to be a planned move by the rivals
to take control of the organization.
the ad-hoc committee formed by the Indian Film Employees
Confederation (IFEC) at a Chennai meet held in June, will hold the
elections to the 12 unions on September 6 and 7 at Sacred Heart
High School, Thevara.