No democracy in DMK, alleges Alagiri

By Deepak Nagpal | Last Updated: Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 05:22

Zee Media Bureau

Chennai: On a day when M Karunanidhi suspended his son MK Alagiri from the party, the latter has said that there is no democracy in the DMK.

62-year-old Alagiri, who is Karunanidhi`s elder son, was suspended for indiscipline, in what is being seen as the latest chapter in the political family fued.

A political struggle has been on between Alagiri and his younger brother MK Stalin for control of the party. Karunanidhi has already said that Stalin will succeed him.
Reacting to his suspension, Alagiri told an English news channel that there is no democracy in the DMK.

Alagiri said he had only demanded justice for his supporters who had been suspended for alleged anti-party activities. In return, the party has suspended me, he rued.

Alagiri went on to say that he suspects the DMK chief has been blackmailed by somebody.

On his next course of action, Alagiri said he would decide on the same after meeting his aides.

Karunanidhi, earlier in the day, said that the suspension of Alagiri will not affect the party.
Cracking the whip, the DMK today suspended Alagiri from all party posts and primary membership, telling him that his opposition to DMK-DMDK alliance is not going be taken lightly.

Asked if Alagiri will be replaced as DMK`s Organising Secretary (South), Karunanidhi said, "that post was created for him and no one else will be appointed."

In a major setback to Alagiri, DMK earlier this month dissolved the Madurai city district unit, area and ward units, dominated by Alagiri`s supporters, for violating party discipline.

First Published: Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 03:25
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