Alagiri says, Democracy is dead in DMK
Chennai: Stung by the DMK’s move to suspend him, former union minister M K Alagiri on Saturday alleged that democracy was dead in the party and asked why no action was taken against his younger brother M K Stalin’s supporters for pasting posters hailing him as future party president.
“Democracy is dead in the party. On January 31, I will meet the press in Madurai and submit proof (about alleged irregularities in internal polls),” he told reporters here.
When asked if he had been suspended for not accepting Stalin’s leadership, Alagiri said he did not know that but added the action against him was planned one. He reiterated that he will not contest the upcoming Lok Sabha polls or field rival candidates to DMK, saying ‘the party will lose by itself’.
Earlier on Friday, the DMK suspended Alagiri from all party posts and primary membership, telling him that his opposition to DMK-DMDK alliance is not going to be taken lightly.
When asked if Alagiri’s suspension would affect DMK and its poll prospects in particular, Karunanidhi had replied in the negative while Stalin denied any rift with his elder brother and described the action as a party affair.