The member of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly (MLA) from the Mylapore constituency, actor-comedian and social activist S. V. Shekher is to join the Congress (I) party on Sunday, February 6.
He will formally join the party at its state headquarters, Sathyamurthy Bhawan located on General Patters Road, Royapettah.
“The Dravida parties are not for me. I think a national party suits me,” said Shekher on Thursday morning. “At least theres freedom of speech in the Congress.”
Shekher was elected on a AIADMK ticket in the last state elections and bucked the trend to win over his DMK rival.
However, he came to be alienated in his party and in recent times was treated as an unattached MLA. But he continued to take part in legislative businesses and Assembly meetings.
He has always been an active participant in the constituency’s affairs and maintained a public profile.
In recent times, he was seen more in the company of the DMK and its top leaders and the buzz was that he would eventually join the DMK.
Shekher had once contested the Assembly elections as an independent and lost.
He resides in Mandavelipakkam. His email ID is – firstname.lastname@example.org
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