Chennai: An unexpected political development in poll bound state of Tamil Nadu happened on Thursday when Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief met his estranged son MK Alagiri after four years. The meeting took place at MK Karunanidhi’s Gopalapuram residence in Chennai. MK Alagiri was quite unceremoniously booted out of the party after he was accused for making anti-party comments.
The meeting between Karunanidhi and Alagiri took place a day after DMDK chief Captain Vijayakanth snubbed the DMK and formed an alliance with the People’s Welfare Front (PWF) and Vaiko.
According to reports, meeting between Karunanidhi and Alagiri lasted for half an hour. Sources have also revealed that there has always been a power tussle between MK Alagiri and MK Stalin. The development can also be seen as a big pre-poll move in Tamil Nadu as far political dynasties in the state are concerned.
Some reports also suggested that Karunanidhi had asked Alagiri to not act against DMK.
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Following the political development between Vijayakanth, Vaiko and PWF, there is view point in the top brass within the DMK that it was essential to get Alagiri back into party’s fold. Considering Alagiri’s bastion and influence in the south where Captain Vijayakanth also has a strong hold, the DMK does not want to go into elections in a completely divided house and especially when the opposition vote is spilt. However, the recent political development may yield some better results for All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) chief Jayalalithaa.
MK Alagiri while speaking to NewsX over his meeting Karunanidhi said “I am his son and I met my father. There is no political agenda in this meet”.
DMK spokesperson A Saravanan said “media was playing and creating a big hype over this developing situation in Tamil Nadu.”
First Published | 24 March 2016 5:31 PM
Web Title: Tectonic father-son meet before Tamil Nadu polls
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