Despite being a Malayalee, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, a successful businessman and an independent Member of Parliament from Karnataka, was not a popular name in Kerala till he was appointed as the vice-chairman of the Kerala unit of the NDA. He is also the owner of Asianet News.
Unlike businessmen like Vijay Mallya, Mr. Chandrasekhar could be considered a trendsetter who has proven that even businessmen can try their hand at politics, without creating too many controversies.
However, his captaincy for media houses has resulted in a major setback and landed him in trouble. This has also raised various questions on his political career.