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MNM suffers another set back, General secretary Muruganandam resigns

Chennai, May 19(BPNS)

The Makkal Needhi Maiam floated by the super state of South Indian films turned politician, Kamal Haasan has suffered yet another set back with the party general secretary Muruganandam resigns from the party stating that Kamal Haasan was taking the party forward in an autocratic manner.

Addressing a press meet in Trichy ,he said that the undemocratic atmosphere in the party has forced him resign from the party post as well as primary membership of the party.

Muruganandam said that when he joined the party he was given a freehand and independence and this has helped him develop the party to his maximum.

He said that while party workers and leaders like him had considered MNM as their sweat and blood and their own, the tone and tenure of Kamal Haasan in party central governing council meeting has made him clear that the party is functioning in an autocratic style and democracy was long buried there.

While speaking to media persons he said, “Party members and leaders were shocked when most of the seats were given to alliance partners without consulting anyone. The statement of Kamal Haasan that there were not enough candidates to contest the elections was unfortunate and was an insult to the dedicated party workers who worked day and night.”

He also said that the MNM had entered into political alliance with the weakest political parties of the state and this has led to the party being torn into pieces in the election.

Muruganandam also said that the party which had preached ideology of brotherhood and equality was reduced to the level of singing praises to a single individual.

He also charged Kamal Haasan for working in an autocratic manner and to take advise only from the election strategy company ,Sankhya Solutions which the MNM had hired.

The leader also said that Sankhya Solutions was hired for poll management but they interfered in the internal affairs of the party leading to a poll debacle.

It may be noted that several leaders have quit the MNM including former IAS officer and general secretary (HQ) ,Santhosh Babu, party vice president R Mahendran, party secretary Padma Priya.