Chennai, Jan 25 (): The crucial general council meet of the DMK seems to gain some momentum after DMK sources reported yet another infighting incident between Karunanidhi’s two sons – MK Alagiri and MK Stalin. The rift between MK Alagiri and MK Stalin is now open to all and Karunanidhi will feel the heat ahead of the crucial general council meet, which has been scheduled to be held on Feb 3.
The fight between MK Alagiri and MK Stalin had worsened with both of them dividing the party into two teams and were interested in their show of power. They were also demanding seats for their team members during May 2011 (TN elections). It is evident that the DMK might be divided anytime over the spat between Stalin and Alagiri.
MK Stalin, who was the deputy Chief Minister during DMK’s tenure in Tamil Nadu, urged the party supremo to appoint him (Stalin) as the working president of party. The constitution of the party needs to be amended for accepting to Stalin’s proposal. However, Alagiri claimed that there should not be any change in the positions holding by the leaders.
According to DMK sources, Alagiri, who is a Union chemicals and fertiliser minister, threatened to resign from the DMK and also from the union cabinet if Karunanidhi and other top leaders of the party approve Stalin’s recent proposals. It has been reported that Alagiri felt threatened by Stalin’s latest proposals ahead of the general council meeting. Sources said that Alagiri believes Stalin aimed to weaken and remove Alagiri from the party.
Sources also said that there is also a proposal to dispense with the existing revenue districts and taluk-wise party functionaries and introduce the constituency-wise office-bearers system. This proposal has shocked alagiri and feels it to be a move to cut him down to size. That move, in any case, did not win the approval of the party chief.
Other infighting incident between Karunanidhi’s two sons – MK Alagiri and MK Stalin: The rift between MK Alagiri and MK Stalin is now opened to all and Karunanidhi will feel the heat ahead of the crucial general council meet, which has been scheduled to be held on Feb 3.