: There is no recognition for genuine workers in Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), said M. K. Alagiiri, expelled estrange son of party supremo M. Karunanidhi, here on Wednesday.
Speaking at a private function, Mr. Alagiri recalled the Assembly election in 1962, when his father M. Karunanidhi contested from Thanjavur against A.Y.S.Parisutha Nadar of Congress. He complained that genuine workers were not selected as candidates. Citing the example of Thanjavur, he asked why T.R.Baalu, was shifted to Thanjavur in lieu of the sitting MP S.S.Palani Manickam who is also the party’s district secretary. Mr. Baalu was not inducted in the UPA II due to allegations, he alleged.
R. Rajaram writes from Tiruchi:
Later in a brief interaction with presspersons at Tiruchi, Mr. Alagiri, said he was yet to receive information personally about his expulsion. He was answering a query whether he had filed a case against his expulsion as announced earlier.