Madurai: Amid speculation about succession
battle ahead of the February 3 crucial General Council of the DMK,
party senior leader and Union minister M K Alagiri Monday said
his younger sibling M K Stalin was `yet another DMK man`.
"I don`t have anything special to say about him, he is like
everyone, he is like all members of the DMK," he said when
asked about his message to Stalin on his (Alagiri`s) 61st
Alagiri, DMK chief M Karunanidhi`s son, dubbed as media
creation reports about Stalin suggesting structural changes in
the party, which is struggling to rejuvenate itself after the
assembly election setback, made worse by the taint of 2G scam
over alleged involvement of some of its leaders.
On his own future, Alagiri, DMK`s Southern Region
Organising Secretary, said people would decide it. "I had done
a lot of work for the people,` he said indicating he had mass
Alagiri`s remarks to a TV channel come as a clear
signal that the succession battle between him and Stalin was
very much alive despite the party going through a bad patch
with a number of leaders facing the heat from the Jayalalithaa
Government on land grabbing charges.
The General Council, DMK`s top decision making body, will
discuss among others, preparations for next Lok Sabha polls
and organisational changes amidst speculations that
Karunanidhi`s daughter Kanimozhi, out on bail in the 2G case,
could be given a bigger role in the party.