CHENNAI: With his desperate attempts to return to the AIADMK failing to work, the DMK MLA Anitha Radhakrishnan met the DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Thursday after several months and vowed to work for the party again.
Radhakrishnan told reporters that the period in which he stayed away from Karunanidhi and the party treasurer MK Stalin was miserable for him.
Radhakrishnan, who was a minister in the AIADMK ministry during the previous term, crossed over to DMK and got a ticket to contest from Thoothukudi.
He was elected as an MLA in 2011 but had differences with DMK’s Thoothukudi district secretary, N Periyasamy. Following this, he kept away from all DMK functions as well as the top level meetings convened by the party leadership.
He tried to rejoin the AIADMK and offered to quit his MLA’s post so that AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa could contest from there and re-enter the tamil nadu Assembly this year. But the AIADMK supremo ignored his appeal and contested from RK Nagar and was elected to the Assembly by a huge margin. Even after that, Anitha Radhakrishnan kept knocking on the doors of the AIADMK for entry, but the doors remained shut.
Finally, he returned to Karunanidhi’s house at Gopalapuram and promised to bury the hatchet with Periyasamy. He also shook hands with Periyasamy in the presence of Stalin.
Periyasamy, too, said they would work together for the party’s growth and added that he did not harbour any bitterness against Radhakrishnan.