Urging party workers to teach a lesson to the DMK in the Lok Sabha elections, the expelled leader, M.K. Alagiri, has alleged that money played a key role in the selection of partycandidates. Addressing his supporters at a family function of a party activist here on Sunday, he said he stayed away from Madurai to avoid meeting DMK chief and his father M. Karunanidhi, who was in the city for campaigning.

“The sitting MP, J. Helen Davidson, has been denied ticket for the Kanyakumari seat because she used to meet his sister Kanimozhi in Tihar JailThe DMK candidates for Kanyakumari, Virudhunagar and Tuticorin would be pushed to either third or fourth places. “In Madurai too, the candidate [V. Velusamy] openly said he would win if he got my support. But he never met me and even if he tries to meet me, I will not extend my support to him,” Mr. Alagiri said.

Sethu project

As for the Sethusamudram project, he said he knew well about the number of trawlers and ships owned by Thanjavur candidate T.R. Baalu and questioned who would benefit from the execution of the project.