Nine Makkal Needhi Maiam functionaries, including the district secretary, on Wednesday, sent a letter to the party leadership saying they are leaving the party.
Caught under the DMK juggernaut, smaller parties failed to make a big impact. While the PMK led by Dr S Ramadoss got 126 urban local body seats,
The DMK continued to project a picture of unity and managed to retain its allies with the hope of repeating its victory in the Assembly election last year.
Kamal Hassan is currently undergoing treatment at city's Sri Ramchandra Medical Center.
Kamal and Vijayakant had barged into the political arena, declaiming to bring a change in the State’s political system but met with crushing defeats in successive elections.
Sources close to both actors confirmed the two being invited to Modi's swearing-in scheduled on Thursday, but did not divulge if the veterans would participate.
For instance, MNM was able to get less than 1.5 per cent of the votes in Dharmapuri and Chidambaram.