Decisions of DMK high command is ultimate, says Karunanidhi
Chennai: With his party being hit by factional feuds that came to the fore during a recent meeting in Madurai, DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Monday sought to assure that the word of party high command was ultimate and sought to unite the party in the face of a reported power struggle among his sons.
Addressing a meeting of DMK's Madurai office-bearers, Karunanidhi said they should work towards "doing away with the fog that has engulfed (Madurai unit), paving way for the Rising Sun (which is his party symbol) with renewed force".
Karunanidhi said "whatever the decisions taken, they are by the high command. Alagiri and Stalin (his sons) are not different. Both are DMK (members). Both have dedicated themselves to DMK," he said.
Karunanidhi's remarks comes a week after supporters of Alagiri and Stalin were reportedly involved in a fracas at a protest meeting in Madurai, indicating all was not well in the Dravidian party.
Reports time and again have surfaced claiming of a power struggle between the two sons of Karunanidhi to be his political heir apparent.
In his address today, the 88 year-old leader recalled the struggle behind party's growth in Madurai and advised his partymen to ensure that they are united.