The DMK’s emergency executive committee will meet on Friday to chalk out strategies to face the arrest of the party heavyweights in “foisted cases”.
This was announced by party general secretary K Anbalagan in the wake of former minister and Salem district secretary Veerapandi S Arumugam’s detention a few days ago under the Goondas Act and the re-arrest of DMK’s Madurai urban district secretary K Thalapathi.
Party chief M Karunanidhi, who will chair the meeting at the Anna Arivalayam, is expected to weigh the options of organising road rokos if at all the district secretaries could mobilise between 25,000 and 40,000 cadre in each district headquarters.
If not, the party would settle for a series of protests across the State to register their opposition to the cases being foisted against the partymen due to “political vendetta,” sources said.
The progress made by the Advocates Wing of the party, which was assigned the task of looking into cases being slapped against DMK men, may also be taken up for review during the meeting, a party source said.
Sources from Madurai said that Union Minister and party’s south zone organising secretary MK Alagiri will take part in the meeting though he has an ailment in the eyes.
Similarly, party treasurer MK Stalin, who too is reportedly suffering from an eye ailment, will take part in the EC meeting, but will skip the public meeting which is scheduled later in the day.
Meanwhile, Karunanidhi, on Thursday, sent his daughter and party Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi to meet Arumugam, who has been lodged in the Vellore prison.