Chennai: Karunanidhi’s elder son and Union Fertilisers & Chemicals Minister MK Alagiri has once again taken up the banner of revolt over the perceived lack of action against A Raja and Tamil Nadu IT Minister, who had termed him as “cut-throat politician” in Radia tapes.
As per media reports Wednesday, Alagiri had a verbal spat with his father recently over “several issues”, following which he threatened to quit as union minister and as a party office bearer.
He is said to be upset over party’s open backing of Raja despite the ongoing probe against him in connection with the 2G spectrum scam and also of the party’s failure to distance his sister Kanimozhi from party affairs despite she featuring in the Radia tapes.
However, as per reports, he understands it would be tough to seek action against them owing to the party’s open assertion of support to them.
But, he has made it clear that he will not take it lying down if no action is taken against state IT minister Poongothai Aladi Aruna for her “cut-throat” remark.
The face-off over Poongothai has been brewing for some time now.
During a party meeting in Tirunelveli, held last month, a senior party leader in presence of Karunanidhi demanded an explanation from Poongothai, who was also present, on her remarks on Alagiri - he was away in Delhi.
A flustered Poongothai stood up and told the gathering that she had already made her explanations to the party supremo.
Karunanidhi had then urged party functionaries not to bring up the issue again, but it seems the issue is far from over.
Algagiri may sound rebellious but will he actually rebel against the party remains the big question.