Alagiri's rally: Expelled leader makes a fresh pitch to be re-inducted into DMK
Chennai, Sep 5: In what is being called as a 'show of strength' rally to challenge Stalin, MK Alagiri today held a road show from Triplicane to Marina Beach in Chennai. After arriving at M karunanidhi's memorial, Alagiri paid tribute and spoke to the media. He thanked the supporters and made a fresh pitch for his re-induction into the DMK.
"I am willing to work with the DMK. I have been saying again and again to take me back. I want to save the DMK," he said.
M Karunanidhi's elder son MK Alagiri had earlier claimed that his father's true loyalists were by his side.
Alagiri is elder brother of MK Stalin, who was recently elected as the DMK president. Karunanidhi had expelled MK Alagiri and his supporters from the party in 2014. But soon after Karunanidhi's death, Alagiri came out in the open and expessed his willingness to be back in the DMK fold. DMK, however, did not seem too keen to take him back.
Alagiri then threatened with "consequences" should Stalin ignore his endeavours to be accepted back into the party. When threats did not work, Alagiri said he was ready to accept the leadership of his younger brother, Stalin, if he was readmitted into the party fold.
The DMK, however, did not show any willingness to take him back, with some leaders even saying that they diod even see Alagiri as a threat. Alagiri then announced that he would a rally in Chennai on September 5.
Here are the updates from Alagiri's rally:
Tamil Nadu: Visuals from M Karunanidhi's memorial at Chennai's Marina beach. Expelled DMK leader & M Karunanidhi's son MK Alagiri will hold a rally at the memorial today. pic.twitter.com/M4pjPxTfWm— ANI (@ANI) September 5, 2018