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Makkal Needhi Maiam's important functionaries quit party, criticize Kamal Haasan

Thursday, May 6, 2021 • Tamil Comments
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Kamal Haasan the undisputable lion of acting in Indian cinema entered politics in 2018 and floated his party Makkal Needhi Maiam promoting centrism, a new doctrine for Tamil Nadu politics. In the 2019 Parliamentary elections, the party taking its baby steps fared well and gave a lot of hope to be the giants killer in the TN Assembly Elections 2021.

The election results on May 2nd came as a shocker when the Makkal Needhi Maiam was decimated in all the constituencies it contested and only Kamal Haasan himself came in second in Coimbatore South losing to Vanathi Srinivasan by a low margin.

A Central Governing Body meeting was held today with Kamal presiding to take stock after the dismal show. An official press release has revealed that top functionaries of the party including Vice Presidents, R. Mahendran and Ponraj, have handed over their resignation letters. Other important names Muruganandam, Maurya IPS, Thangavel, Umadevi, C K Kumaravel, Sekhar, and Suresh Iyer have also hung up their boots.

R. Mahendran has stated to the press that Kamal's autocratic decision-making has cost the party and even after the loss there is no sign of him changing his approach. He also hinted that a few persons are misguiding the leader. His long resignation letter is a strong criticism of Kamal for which his reply would be quite interesting when it comes.

One thing that is certain is that the election loss has now put Kamal's party in complete disarray and how he is going to bounce back remains to be seen.

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