MADURAI: Former Union Minister and expelled DMK leader M K Alagiri today denied the reported statement of actor Napoleon that he had blessed him when he informed him about his proposal to join the BJP.
"I did not ask anybody to quit DMK and join BJP or any other party. I only wanted Inner party democracy in DMK. I pointed out the mistakes and wanted them rectified." Alagiri recalled that even former MP Ritheesh had claimed to have sought his blessings before joining another party (AIADMK), but it was not so.
On Dec 21, former minister of state D Napoleon joined BJP in the presence of its President Amit Shah in Chennai, a day after quitting the DMK, citing lack of intra-party democracy.
The actor-turned politician had claimed he had the blessings of Alagiri, elder son of DMK chief M Karunanidhi.