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Updated: January 29, 2014 17:31 IST

Karunanidhi writes to PM seeking security for Stalin

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IN HAPPIER TIMES: DMK supremo M Karunanidhi along with his sons MK Stalin (right) and MK Alagiri (left) at their party office in Chennai. File Photo
IN HAPPIER TIMES: DMK supremo M Karunanidhi along with his sons MK Stalin (right) and MK Alagiri (left) at their party office in Chennai. File Photo

Amid the simmering sibling rivalry in the DMK’s first family that triggered the suspension of his elder son M K Alagiri from the party, DMK chief M Karunanidhi has written to the Prime Minister seeking additional security for his younger son M K Stalin.

Party sources said the DMK president had recently written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh seeking increased protection, “after the Alagiri incident,” in an apparent reference to escalation of tension in DMK’s first family involving Mr. Alagiri.

Sources declined to divulge the contents of the letter.

Mr. Stalin has been provided security cover of armed CRPF commandos after an alleged attempt on his life at Madurai railway station in June 2006.

Accusing Mr. Alagiri of nurturing “unknown hatred” against his younger brother, Mr. Karunanidhi had on Tuesday stated that his Madurai-based son had even said that Mr. Stalin will die in three months.

“No father can tolerate such words against a son. As the party chief, I had to tolerate them,” Mr. Karunanidhi had said even as the allegations were refuted by Mr. Alagiri.

“Not even in my dream could I imagine such charges. Anyway, I take it as his greetings for my birthday...(Alagiri’s birthday falls on January 30),” he had said.

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Is this really newsworthy?

from:  simhan
Posted on: Jan 30, 2014 at 10:34 IST

Mr.Karunanidhi, having made public his anxiety based on the
conversation between him and Mr. Alagiri in which Mr.Alagiri is
presumed to have said that Mr.Stalin will die in few months, should go
ahead and file a criminal complaint with the police and seek justice
instead of writing to the Prime Minister. The irony is that this
family quarrel is taking a toll on the common man and disturbing
public peace.Now that Mr.Alagiri is kept out of the race,
Mr.Karunanidhi should bring the leadership issue to a close by making
Mr.Stalin, the President of the party. It is time that the next
generation took control of the party and the elders can continue to
guide the party by remaining in the executive committee.

from:  Kousalya Murali
Posted on: Jan 30, 2014 at 01:17 IST

Who is Stalin and why should central government provide security to him. This is their family problem and they should resolve it by themselves. The people of India has voted this government to provide security to all and not for DMK chief's son.

from:  ramachandran
Posted on: Jan 30, 2014 at 00:24 IST

Granted that none of the players have squeaky clean political record,
why all this hullabaloo? Mr. Stalin could have taken a higher road by
being inclusive and could have been more diplomatic in dealing with his
“naughty” brother. This cannot be a good news for the MK clan with open
fighting still ongoing with the grand old man still alive. We can only
imagine as to what is in store after his departure.

from:  Raman
Posted on: Jan 29, 2014 at 23:00 IST

It was earlier reported by some newspapers, DMK MP's have already requested the prime minister to provide security for Mr. Stalin. The reasons were not made available. It seems the PM may not have found any threat perception at that time to approve MP's request or may be he forwarded the letter to HM for review. Since MK has not recieved a reply from the prime minister, he may now have come up with this letter giving specific threat from his other son. It is interesting to see how the state government handles the situation.

from:  vijayaraghavan
Posted on: Jan 29, 2014 at 22:02 IST

If Alagiri has made a threat and the Govt is expected to foot the bill for the additional security, why not throw Alagiri in jail or at least book him under the relevant acts for threatening someone's life?

from:  Venkat
Posted on: Jan 29, 2014 at 21:14 IST

IT is very clear that our politicians are power hungry and unfortunately we are living under dynasty political power in our country.

from:  vinay
Posted on: Jan 29, 2014 at 14:53 IST
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