New Delhi: Expelled DMK leader M K Alagiri on Sunday that he would go ahead with the proposed September 5 rally in Chennai. Talking to reporters, he said, “ I am Thalaivar’s (late DMK Chief M Karunanidhi) son, so I will do what I said.”Also Read - CBSE Private Students Demand Cancellation Of Board Exams. Will Govt Listen? Check What CBSE Exam Controller Says
However, he refused to respond to a query on the party’s silence to his request to readmit him. After Karunanidhi’s death, Alagiri had made a remark saying that party’s loyal supporters are with him. Recently, he had issued a stern warning to DMK saying that the party will face consequences if they don’t reinstate him. Talking to news agency ANI, Alagiri had said, “Earlier Kalaignar (M Karunanidhi) was there. Now we have to save the party (DMK) and we want to join it. If they don’t include us in the party, they will have to face the consequences.” Also Read - Power Cuts Announced in Many Areas of Chennai, Suburbs Today; CHECK Full List of Areas Here
The former union minister has been in political hibernation since his expulsion from the party in 2014 by Karunanidhi. He was sacked at the height of his fight with Stalin over establishing supremacy in the party. Also Read - TDP Workers Protest Against Fuel Price Hike By Standing Inside Ring Of Fire In Andhra Pradesh | Watch
Alagiri has been questioning the leadership of Stalin. He has announced he would lead a peace rally in Chennai on September 5, to the mausoleum of Karunanidhi. He was put in prison under Maintenance of Internal Security Act in 1976 during Emergency.
After DMK (Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam) patriarch Karunanidhi’s demise, sibling rivalry between Stalin and his elder brother M K Alagiri came to the fore.
On August 28, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam’s (DMK) general council had elected M K Stalin as the party president. Stalin had filed his nomination papers on Sunday. He was appointed ‘working president’ of the party in 2017.