Ahead Of Polls, Karunanidhi’s Son Alagiri Considers Forming New Party

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Ahead Of Polls, Karunanidhi's Son Alagiri Considers Forming New Party

In 2016, the DMK had expelled Mr Alagiri (File)


MK Alagiri — elder son of the late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi — is contemplating the concept of launching a political celebration, as his youthful brother, DMK Chief MK Stalin, is aggressively strategising to be the Chief Minister. Meeting polls are due within the state subsequent Could.

Chatting with NDTV, Mr Alagiri mentioned, “I’m holding talks with my supporters. We’re discussing if we have now to launch our personal celebration or ought to we simply declare our help to a celebration”.

Concerning stories of his help for the BJP and that he may meet BJP chief Amit Shah throughout his scheduled go to to Chennai on November 21, Mr Alagiri issued a agency denial. “These are cooked up tales. Nobody from the BJP has spoken to me. Why would the House Minister meet me?” he mentioned.

With Amit Shah anticipated to offer his technique to the state BJP to crack the politically elusive state throughout his go to to Tamil Nadu subsequent week, a supply within the BJP mentioned, “Alagiri may meet Amit Shah. We won’t rule it out”.

A DMK supply mentioned they have been “not perturbed” concerning the risk. “Alagiri may have zero affect,” he added.

For round twenty years, the DMK has witnessed sibling rivalry between the 2 sons of M Karunanidhi. 

The then DMK chief had groomed his youthful son MK Stalin as his political inheritor, taking him step-by-step via the posts of Chennai Mayor, MLA, a Minister and even the Deputy Chief Minister.

Inside the celebration, Mr Stalin had headed the youth wing for years earlier than changing into its Treasurer. Then as his well being deteriorated, Karunanidhi made him the Govt President of the celebration.

Mr Stalin grew to become the celebration president after Karunanidhi died.


The late DMK patriarch had his shifted elder son to Madurai to take cost of the celebration’s mouthpiece “Murasoli” and strengthen the celebration down south, which was earlier Mr Alagiri’s bastion.

Karunanidhi had put Mr Alagiri — identified for his organisational expertise and powerful join with the grassroot cadre — in control of elections in southern districts and he had delivered victory.

He was additionally elevated because the Organisational Secretary for the south.

In 2009, Mr Alagiri was elected as MP of Madurai and made the Union Chemical compounds Minister within the Manmohan Singh cupboard.

However through the years, MK Stalin had positioned his loyalists in districts and slowly took management of the celebration whereas MK Alagiri’s sway slipped. In 2016, the DMK had expelled Mr Alagiri, paving the best way for Stalin’s ‘coronation’ sooner or later.

The BJP has little presence in Tamil Nadu. Its alliance with the ruling AIADMK has been beneath pressure after the close to rout within the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

Celebrity Rajinikanth, who the nationwide celebration had banked on for tacit help, has indicated reluctance citing his well being. The state authorities has additionally denied permission for BJP’s Vel Yatra citing the coronavirus state of affairs.


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