The cold war between the siblings in the DMK first family took a new turn after Raja Sabha MP Kanimozhi met her elder brother and southern zone Organizing secretary M K Alagiri here on Sunday.
Her visit assumes significance in the wake of the DMK high command’s Wednesday notice to 15 of Alagiri loyalists seeking an explanation as to why they boycotted his younger brother and treasurer M K Stalin’s birthday celebrations in Madurai. Subsequently, the high command also suspended six supporters of Stalin from Madurai rural for celebrating his birthday without obtaining the permission of the high command.
Alagiri’s loyalists, who turned ecstatic over the visit of Kanimozhi accorded a grand reception to her at the Madurai Airport and accompanied her up to Alagiri’s residence. On the flip side there was not a single Stalin supporter either at the airport or near the residence of Alagiri, when she arrived.
Kanimozhi was closeted in a meeting with Alagiri and his wife Kanthi for nearly an hour. Loyalists of the Madurai strongman like former mayor Thenmozhi, former deputy mayor P N Mannan, DMK Madurai rural district secretary P Moorthy, state executive committee members, Ghouse Batcha and S R Gopi, who were present near the ex-union minister’s house, were expressing happiness over the suspension of six Stalin supporters. However, Alagiri evaded questions from anxious media persons present on the portico of his house.