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'Karunanidhi Will Be at Helm of Affairs When DMK is in Power'

Published: 26th October 2014 09:39 PM  |   Last Updated: 26th October 2014 09:39 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

CHENNAI:  Brushing aside demands from within his supporters for his nomination as Chief Ministerial candidate, DMK Treasurer M K Stalin has said his father would be at the helm of affairs if DMK comes to power the next time.      

The former Deputy Chief Minister said some of his supporters may have been pressing for his elevation but he was "clear that it will be only Kalaignar (Karunanidhi)."     

 Some of his supporters may have made such a demand out of their love for him, he said, participating in a chat show in 'Puthiya Thalaimurai' TV channel.     

 "I am very clear. As far as DMK is concerned, it is only Kalaignar. If DMK comes to power next time, he will assume that responsibility (of Chief Minister). That is my wish, that is my feeling," he said when asked about his supporters calling for his elevation.  

Incidentally, a loyalist of Stalin, former Organisation Secretary P V Kalyanasundaram, had been suspended in August for alleged anti-party activities after he had resigned from all party posts, demanding that the DMK Treasurer be announced as its next Chief Ministerial candidate.      

Asked if there could "be no smoke without fire," in this matter, he shot back saying the media was "igniting" it.      

On reports about his brother and former party leader M K Alagiri's return to DMK, Stalin said he is an "expelled leader" and that there was no need to discuss about the Madurai-based strongman.      

Alagiri, who was said to have been involved in leadership squabbles with Stalin, was earlier expelled from DMK.



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