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Anna Durai and M.G.Chakrapani
MGR was a member of the Congress Party till 1953.MGR joined the DMK.He became a vocal Tamil and Dravidian nationalist and prominent member of the DMK (Dravidian Progressive Federation) .He added glamour to the
Dravidian movement which was sweeping Tamil Nadu. He became a member of the state Legislative Council in 1962.
He was first elected to the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly in 1967. After the death of his mentor, Annadurai, MGR
became the treasurer of DMK in 1969 and Karunanidhi became the chief minister.


In 1967, he was shot in the neck by fellow actor and political aspirant M.R. Radha at approx time 5.30pm . The bullet was permanently lodged in
his neck and his voice damaged. He wanted the financial details of the party to be publicised which enraged the leadership of DMK and in 1972, MGR was expelled from the party.