Karunanidhi to remain undisputed DMK leader

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Chennai, Mar 24 (ANI): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi's elder son M K Azhagiri has said that he cannot accept anyone as the leader of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party after his father.

In an interview to a Tamil magazine, Azhagiri, who is the Union Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister asserted that no one could replace his father in terms of value of capability and that nobody has the talent and qualification to fill in his place.

He, however, said there was no need to think of any one else while Karunanidhi was around.

"When I was 10-years-old, my leader explained to me about Dravidian culture and Periyar. At that time Periyar appeared to be the leader for me. Later Anna's speech and writings attracted me and I accepted him as my leader," said Azhagiri.

"After Anna, then, now and forever Thalaivar Kalaignar alone is my leader. There was no need to think of others when Kalaignar is alive," he added.

Azhagiri and his brother Stalin had earlier also ruled out reports about their father's retirement and vowed to work together to strengthen the party. (ANI)

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