By: Settu Shankar
Friday, September 07, 2007
In a sudden move, but not very surprisingly, Sarath Kumar has resigned from the South Indian Artists Association (Nadigar Sangam) as its president on Thursday. evening.
In a statement which was faxed to media, Sarath said that his political commitments have forced him to resign from the high position of the apex union of the Tamil film industry. It might be recalled that very recently he has floated his own political party, the All India Samathuva Makkal Katchi.
But it is an open secret that the actor resigned from his post due to strong opposition from the members of the union to his leadership style after he tried to impose many regulations strictly. His recent agreement with the Tamil Producer's Council that paves way for a 5 percent cut from the salary of film artists made them see red.
A few days ago, some of the artists arranged a secret meeting, and decided not to co-operate with Sarath for his future plans. After coming to know about all these developments, Sarath resigned from his post to avoid any further embarassment.
Now the association is preparing to conduct fresh election to select its President. The emergency meet of the association will be held on Sunday to decide on the election date.
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