Madurai: Breaking his silence over the
DMK`s debacle in Assembly elections, Union Minister and party
strongman M K Alagiri on Sunday said the defeat is worrying him
and regretted that the charge of family politics was aired
more by partymen than the rivals.
"Unfortunately DMK party was being criticised more by
our own partymen than Opposition leaders or workers for family
politics," he said in a candid admission that there was
discontent among workers and that issues including 2G spectrum
allocation and family domination led to its rout.
"The defeat is worrying me. It was only in Madurai
that maximum number of people benefited by various welfare
schemes of the DMK Government. Even then we got defeated... In
fact I have helped even the opposition party members and
leaders," Alagiri said.
Speaking at a wedding function, Alagiri, elder son of
DMK President M Karunanidhi and the party`s south zone
organising secretary, asked partymen not to display pictures
of his family in posters or banner of any party function.
"If at all you want to carry the pictures, please have
the pictures of our late leader (C N) Annadurai, or Kalaingar
(Karunanidhi). If you have true intentions and heartfelt love
for me, carry my picture. But please don`t carry the pictures
of any other members of my family," he said.
Alagiri said he would not attend any function if the
posters welcoming him carried the pictures of his family