MK Stalin, DMK treasurer and party chief M Karunanidhi`s son, Sunday offered to quit following the party`s debacle in the Lok Sabha polls, but rescinded his decision following pressure from the rank and file.
The AIADMK sweep in Lok Sabha elections saw the ruling party recording its first ever win in Madurai constituency when its candidate R Gopalakrishnan won by a margin 1.99 lakh votes in a multi-cornered contest.
Amidst reports that his supporters would back NDA candidates in the Lok Sabha polls in Tamil Nadu, expelled DMK leader and former Union minister MK Alagiri on Friday asserted DMK would end up in the third place.
The rumblings within DMK that rocked the party after dismissal of MK Alagiri, its South Zone Secretary seems far from over, as the 63-year-old leader continues to pledge to rout it in the April 24 polls.
Slamming the choice of DMK`s candidate, a loyalist of his younger brother MK Stalin, in Tirunelveli Lok Sabha constituency, expelled party leader MK Alagiri on Saturday exhorted his supporters to ensure that he finished third in the April 24 polls.
Suspended DMK leader M K Alagiri today alleged that slection of DMK candidates for the April 24 Lok Sabha polls was made on the basis of "the quantum of money paid by aspirants and their affordability to contest".
Putting to rest speculations, suspended DMK leader MK Alagiri on Monday ruled out floating his own outift but vowed to save his father and party chief M Karunanidhi from the "grip of betrayers", a veiled attack on his younger brother MK Stalin.
Denied a ticket and embarrassing the party by meeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, suspended DMK MP M K Alagiri Thursday said he would decide his future course of action after consulting his supporters amidst reports that may float his own outfit.
Denied a ticket, suspended DMK MP and former union minister MK Alagiri on Thursday caused an embarrassment to his party when he called on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who regretted that the party left the UPA.
After much acrimony and suspense over his next course of action, suspended DMK leader MK Alagiri Thursday offered an olive branch to the party high command saying he was ready for talks, but with riders.