In a startling revelation, expelled DMK leader MK Alagiri has levied allegations against his younger brother and DMK Chief MK Stalin for devising conspiracies to get him removed from the party. In an exclusive interview with Republic TV ahead of his rally in Chennai, the politician slammed all the allegation against him for working against the interest of the party and questioned the leadership of DMK Chief MK Stalin.
"I have never worked against the interest of the party. When I was removed from the party, some people from other parties came and met me... like H Raja, Vaiko also met me when he was planning to contest from Virudhunagar, he only came. He saw me at the airport and met me at my house. Since Vaiko met me, they removed me. But today that same Vaiko is with them. That same Vaiko is now challenging that he will make Stalin the chief minister. When Karunanidhi was ill, they conspired against me and they compelled him and sent me out of the party. That is the truth", he said while alleging a controversy.
"I raised many allegations against their functioning. They have taken names from the electoral rolls and shown it as if those are the cadres who have enrolled in the party. I showed this to my father. Even before the party election could be conducted, people declared themselves as having won and had their posters printed. I showed this also to my father. At that time my father inquired about this. There was a person called Kalyanasundaram, my father called him and asked him. He said that it will be rectified after which I went out of the station. By the time I could return, they removed two of my close confidantes. That is how the problems started".
"They are saying that Karunanidhi had removed me so he only should have reinstated me. But the same people who were removed by my father have been reinstated now by the present leadership. Four to five days ago one person called Karuppuswamy Pandian and an ex-minister Mullaivendhan have been reinstated. They were earlier removed by Kalaignar Karunanidhi. If they can reinstate those people who were removed by Karunanidhi then what is the problem in reinstating me. They alone can answer it", he added.
"If he was a good leader he would not have lost his deposit in RK Nagar. Cadres only did not accept him. In the earlier election, the DMK candidate who contested against Jayalalithaa could win 57000 votes. Stalin could not get that many votes also. What happened to those votes? When they were asked what happened to the party vote bank, Duraimurugan who is the current party treasurer himself said that the party cadre had eaten money and swallowed the votes. They have not removed Duraimurugan from the party and have in fact removed me", he said.
Meanwhile, MK Alagiri has put a show of strength in Chennai, leading a silent march from the Triplicane Police Station to Karunanidhi memorial at Marina Beach. The rally is his first strength of popularity against brother and party president MK Stalin.