Update at 6:10 PM: MK Alagiri supporters erect posters at his base in Madurai which says "Alagiri, General secretary of Kalaignar DMK party, Party & party flag ready! Let's meet in parliamentary elections"
A Day before MK Stalin is likely to be made DMK Chief following Karunanidhi's demise, MK Stalin's brother MK Alagiri has stake claim to Kalaignar's legacy. The first DMK executive committee meeting after the demise of Karunanidhi is scheduled for Tuesday. After he visited Karunanidhi's memorial on Monday, he said that the cadre support is with him.
"I have put forward my request to my father and he also is aware of my decision, you will not find out the same now, only time will tell, Thalivars blessings and wishes are with me and also the blessings and support of the people are with me", he said.
When asked whether it is his final decision, he said,"Yes it is. I told you that I have expressed my sentiments relating to the party with my Father".
In the same breath, sources have told Republic TV that MK Stalin has no plans to bring back MK Alagiri in the party again. The Party has decided to elevate MK Stalin as President. The decision will be announced after the formal meeting. Meanwhile, MK Alagiri and MK Stalin are at Gopalapuram residence of Karunanidhi in Chennai.
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) supremo M Karunanidhi breathed his last at 6.10 pm on Tuesday. While issuing a press release, Chennai's Kauvery hospital announced the sad demise of "beloved Kalaignar".
Karunanidhi was admitted to Kauvery hospital on July 28, following a drop in his blood pressure. Prior to being admitted, Karunanidhi was undergoing treatment at his Gopalapuram residence for fever due to Urinary Tract Infection (UTI).