Alagiri to meet supporters on Jan 3 to decide on political outfit

The expelled DMK leader said he is not re-joining the party neither has been invited for the same

Alagiri was expelled from the party in 2014 following a power tussle with younger brother Stalin. Photo: PTI file

Expelled DMK leader and elder son of former Tamil Nadu chief minister M Karunanidhi, MK Alagiri on Thursday dismissed any chances of returning to the party fold, stating that he will take a decision on floating a new political party after consulting his supporters.

Alagiri, visited his family house at Chennai’s Gopalapuram on Thursday (December 24) to meet his ailing mother Dayalu Ammal.

While speaking to reporters he said he will take a decision about launching a party after consulting his supporters on January 3.

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“If my supporters want me to launch a new party, I will do that but will not support DMK. Neither I have been invited by the DMK to rejoin the party,” News18 quoted him as saying.

Speaking to the Indian Express, a DMK insider said that the family of party chief MK Stalin and second-line leaders are unwilling to re-admit Alagiri into the fold as they fear he will create rift among cadres.

Alagiri also expressed his plans to meet Rajinikanth once the actor is back from Hyderabad.

Reports in November said that the former Union minister will launch his party ahead of the Tamil Nadu Assembly polls next year. There were also speculations that Alagiri is being wooed by the BJP to join the party.

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Alagiri, who once exercised power over the DMK was expelled as the secretary, south zone in January 2014 following a power struggle with younger brother Stalin.