Ahead Of Surveys, Karunanidhi’s Son Alagiri Considers Forming New Party
In 2016, the DMK had actually expelled Mr Alagiri (File)
MK Alagiri– elder son of the late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi– is thinking about the idea of introducing a political party, as his more youthful bro, DMK Chief MK Stalin, is strongly strategising to be the Chief Minister. Assembly polls are due in the state next May.
Speaking to NDTV, Mr Alagiri stated, “I am holding talks with my advocates. We are discussing if we have to release our own party or needs to we simply state our assistance to a party”.
Regarding reports of his assistance for the BJP which he could meet BJP leader Amit Shah during his scheduled visit to Chennai on November 21, Mr Alagiri issued a firm denial. “Those are formulated stories. No one from the BJP has talked to me. Why would the House Minister satisfy me?” he said.
With Amit Shah expected to provide his technique to the state BJP to crack the politically elusive state during his visit to Tamil Nadu next week, a source in the BJP stated, “Alagiri could meet Amit Shah. We can’t rule it out”.
A DMK source stated they were “not irritated” about the possibility. “Alagiri will have absolutely no impact,” he included.
For around 2 years, the DMK has actually seen sibling competition in between the two kids of M Karunanidhi.
The then DMK chief had groomed his more youthful kid MK Stalin as his political successor, taking him step by step through the posts of Chennai Mayor, MLA, a Minister and even the Deputy Chief Minister.
Within the party, Mr Stalin had headed the youth wing for years before becoming its Treasurer. Then as his health weakened, Karunanidhi made him the Executive President of the party.
Mr Stalin ended up being the party president after Karunanidhi died.
The late DMK patriarch had his shifted senior boy to Madurai to organize the party’s mouthpiece “Murasoli” and reinforce the celebration down south, which was earlier Mr Alagiri’s bastion.
Karunanidhi had actually put Mr Alagiri– known for his organisational skills and strong link with the grassroot cadre– in charge of elections in southern districts and he had actually delivered victory.
He was also raised as the Organisational Secretary for the south.
In 2009, Mr Alagiri was elected as MP of Madurai and made the Union Chemicals Minister in the Manmohan Singh cabinet.
However over the years, MK Stalin had placed his patriots in districts and gradually took control of the party while MK Alagiri’s sway slipped. In 2016, the DMK had expelled Mr Alagiri, leading the way for Stalin’s ‘coronation’ in due course.
The BJP has little existence in Tamil Nadu. Its alliance with the ruling AIADMK has been under strain after the near rout in the 2019 Lok Sabha surveys.
Super Star Rajinikanth, who the nationwide party had actually banked on for indirect support, has actually suggested hesitation mentioning his health. The state federal government has actually also denied approval for BJP’s Vel Yatra pointing out the coronavirus scenario.
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