C Rajashekaran, the man most households in Tamil Nadu and elsewhere in the country know for his high decibel levels when it comes to defending his party on television has officially quit Makkal Needhi Maiam. The lawyer has reportedly told party president Kamal Haasan that he wants to focus on his career as a lawyer.
C Rajashekaran was part of the first list of key members released by the party. He was also largely seen as being responsible for getting Retired IPS officer AG Maurya, Sourirajan of Star Xerox and Naturals CEO CK Kumaravel to the party.
Makkal Needhi Maiam was launched on February 21 by actor turned politician Kamal Haasan.
Days after the launch, Kamal Haasan announced key members of the party. The list of 15 members come from various walks of like from entertainment to law to former bureaucrats.
The list included some known faces like industrialist CK Kumaravel and actor Sripriya Rajkumar among others who had previously welcomed Kamal Haasanâ€™s political entry on social media.
Retired IPS AG Maurya and former IAS officer Rangarajan constitute the team that is said to be advising Kamal on key political strategy. They are also said to be helping him manage the eight villages that he plans to adopt across Tamil Nadu. The list also mentioned agriculturalist and advocate A Arunachalam.
Film producer Kameela Nasser was also on the list along with Professor Ku Gnanasambandhan. Senior Executive of Kamal Haasanâ€™s Raj Kamal Films International S Moorthy was also on the list along with two entrepreneurs, RR Sivaraman and S Sowrirajan. In addition to the aforementioned names, writer director Bharathi Krishnakumar, Thoongavanam dialogue writer Suka were on the list. Writer and journalist Raja Narayanan who also serves as Kamalâ€™s political manager was mentioned in the list.