Chennai, March 16: MDMK chief Vaiko on Wednesday said the DMK was no more under the control of MK Karunanidhi and his heir apparent MK Stalin and the shots were being called by the corporates.
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Vaiko, who was once a DMK MP but left the party in 1994 to float his own party, told the media that Karunanidhi was having a pathetic time and the latter's party's weakness in roping in the DMDK as the lowest point in politics, a News Minute article said.
He called the DMK chief as a "helpless" leader who had no control over his own party. Vaiko also added that the corporates were instead having a say in the party's affairs.
"You may ask why I am talking about a party that I don't belong to. What to do, it is a party that I worked for many years. It pains to see that party has become so weak," the News Minute article quoted the MDMK chief as saying.
The DMDK's recent decision to go alone in the May 16 Assembly elections reportedly left the DMK disappointed since it was hoping to make a grand alliance to defeat the ruling AIADMK this time. The DMK has already made an alliance with the Congress.
He also condemned the recent killing of a Dalit man Sankar in Tiruppur district of the southern state and slammed caste groups that encourage violence and social disparities.