MK Blames Media for Poll Flop, Says Alagiri not His Son
CHENNAI: Even as the spectacle of M K Stalin’s resignation from party posts over the Lok Sabha election debacle continued to play out, DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi squarely blamed the media for the disastrous show in the polls. He also denounced former DMK south zone organising secretary M K Alagiri as his son, to hedge against criticism from the Madurai strongman.
“I do not want to discuss anything about Alagiri. I don’t consider him my son,” was Karunanidhi’s response to queries over Alagiri’s allegation that Stalin’s offer to resign was just an ‘eyewash’. Karunanidhi also refuted Alagiri’s claim that the DMK’s outing would not have such a disaster if he had not been evicted from the party, by pointing out that the DMK had suffered defeat even with Alagiri in its ranks.
Karunanidhi abandoned his characteristically cryptic and circumspect manner of speaking when asked for the reasons behind the DMK’s total failure in the Lok Sabha elections.
“You are the reason,” he said, pointing to all the reporters present.
He said the party would soon hold a meeting of its top leadership to conduct a post mortem of the DMK’s election run.