National award winning actor Salim Kumar on Friday resigned from Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA) after actor Mohanlal attended an election meeting in Pathanapuram, in support of LDF candidate KB Ganesh Kumar.
Film director Priyadarshan was also present at the meeting.
According to Salim Kumar, the Association had decided that no actors should campaign in the Pathanapuram constituency as all three candidates fielded from there are film stars.
UDF candidate Jagadeesh and NDA candidate Bheeman Raghu are fighting the elections from Pathanapuram along with KB Ganesh Kumar.
Salim Kumar submitted his resignation as film stars were campaigning against the Association's decision.
Jagadeesh, while reacting on the issue to Manorama channel, broke down and said that Mohanlalâ€™s decision to attend the election meeting has really hurt him.
â€śMohanlal had personally wished me all the luck even a day before he attended the meeting. I donâ€™t know why he changed his mind all of a sudden,â€ť said Jagadeesh.
He also spoke about certain media reports that talked about how Mohanlal was blackmailed into attending the meeting by Ganesh Kumar.
â€śIâ€™m more close to Mohanlal than Ganeshâ€¦He said he came to support a friend. Iâ€™m also his friend. Why didnâ€™t he come and meet me,â€ť asked Jagadeesh.