Not as much as seven days after DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi's passing, senior child MK Alagiri has tested DMK working president and more youthful sibling Stalin for party initiative.
Addressing correspondents at his dad's dedication at Marina Beach in Chennai, Alagiri stated, "All the genuine supporters are with me. Just time will give a befitting answer. I am tormented at what's going on."
The senior child of DMK patriarch was once viewed as a gathering strongman controlling units and governmental issues from the southern city of Madurai. He won the 2009 LS decisions from the city and was Chemical and Fertilizer Minister in Manmohan Singh government.
He was gradually side-lined in the gathering and later Karunanidhi blessed Stalin as working president and political beneficiary. A dire official advisory group meeting was to be hung on August 14 which, sources say, would be bound to receiving a determination mourning the demise of Karunanidhi.
Stalin, sources say, will be chosen as the leader of the DMK just at the general chamber meeting, which would presumably be held one month from now. The demise of DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi had fuelled theory about a conceivable rapprochement amongst Stalin and his alienated sibling Alagiri, who was removed from the gathering four years back.
Days after the DMK lost its store in the RK Nagar by poll, Alagiri rushed to point the finger at Stalin for the thrashing. "For whatever length of time that MK Stalin is the working leader of the DMK, the gathering won't win a solitary race," he included
K Anbalagan, general secretary of the DMK, lashed out at Alagiri for his comments. "Alagiri has no privilege and no place to remark on Stalin as he isn't a piece of the DMK. He was the person who was going to assault our 'Thalalpathy'. He is putting forth these expressions out of envy," he said.
The two siblings have been at loggerheads since Karunanidhi named Stalin as his successor. From that point forward, Alagiri has never missed an opportunity to clarify his resistance to his sibling.