Zee Media Bureau
Chennai: Clipping his son MK Alagiri`s wings, DMK president M Karunanidhi on Thursday suspended five of his loyalists from the party.
The suspension came days after Karunanidhi warned Alagiri that he might be sacked if he failed to uphold party discipline.
Karunanidhi was apparently displeased with Alagiri`s statements against the DMDK.
The DMK is said to be mulling forming alliance with the Vijayakant-led DMDK ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. Alagiri had opposed the proposed move.
The latest action follows a similar move in Alagiri`s stronghold Madurai, where the DMK suspended its existing unit and appointed new office-bearers most of whom were MK Stalin`s supporters.
The relations between brothers Alagiri and Stalin have been sour for quite some time over who should succeed their father as party leader.
Karunanidhi has been in favour of Stalin succeeding him at the helm, while Alagiri has made his reservations clear over the same.