Prior to his arrest Kamaraj sent a notice that Janab Ubayathulla of Vellore should be the President of P.C.C. Madras State.
As Virudhunagar Chairman Sankarapandia Nadar was also arrested Chairman’s post was vacant. Regarding electing P.C.C. Madras state president Ubayathulla sent a telegram to Dhanushkodi Nadar. But a reply was sent to him stating that the election of Chairman would be amicably settled.
Vice-Chairman R.Gurusami fixed the date as 31st May 1941 for Chairman’s election. Kamaraj who was in the prison at Vellore was unanimously elected as Chairman.
Before this Bengal Lion Desabandhu Chittranjan Das was elected as Mayor when he was in the prison. Likewise Kamaraj too was elected as Chairman when he was in the jail. People were proud of this.
In the first week of March 1942 , a months after the Chairman’s election Kamaraj was released. He came to Virudhunagar in the 2nd week. A warm welcome was given to him.
Municipal council meeting was held on 16th of March under the presidentship of Vice-Chairman 90th item of Agenda was taken for consideration and recorded. Kamaraj as a Chairman came to the meeting and sat in the Chairman’s chair. He recorded 91st item. He addressed to Councilors thanking them for having elected him as Chairman . But as he had some other important affairs to look after he was unable to continue as Chairman and tendered his resignation.
A 9 months’ Chairman who conducted the council meeting for 9 minutes addressed like this ” A person who holds a post even if it is a honorary one ,should act properly. If he is not able to function properly he should not hold that post.”