Alagiri visits DMK leaders in jail

Union minister and DMK leader MK Alagiri on Monday visited arrested former ministers Veerapandi Arumugam and Anitha Radhakrishnan in the central prison here.

Last Updated: Sep 13, 2011, 00:19 AM IST

Tiruchirappalli: Union minister and DMK
leader MK Alagiri on Monday visited arrested former ministers
Veerapandi Arumugam and Anitha Radhakrishnan in the central
prison here.

Arumugam, DMK strongman in Salem region, and Radhakrishnan
have been lodged in the prison since their recent arrest for
alleged land grabbing and an attempt to murder case
respectively.

Later when reporters asked Alagiri about rumours that the
DMK might not contest the coming assembly by-election to
Tiruchirappalli West constituency, he shot back saying, "Who
told you so? ...Bring him here."

The by-election caused by the death of AIADMK member Mariyam
Pitchai in a road accident is slated to be held on October 13.

Alagiri, son of DMK President M Karunanidhi and party`s
South Zone Organiser, has been visiting party colleagues, who
have been arrested in land grabbing and other cases and lodged
in various prisons across the state.

PTI