CHENNAI: Breaking his silence over reports claiming difference of opinion between himself and DMK president M Karunanidhi in party affairs, party treasurer M K Stalin on Wednesday asked the media not to write ‘rubbish’ with a view to create rift between himself and the party chief and other functionaries. Stalin has also clarified that he has been functioning in tandem with the party chief on every issue.
Asserting that Karunanidhi had always been ‘placing the party before the family’, Stalin said, in a two-page statement that he was meeting the newly elected party’s office-bearers and the cadre only with the blessings of Karunanidhi and so far had completed the exercise in 12 districts.
“I am following in the footsteps of the party chief and party general secretary….since Karunanidhi’s health did not allow him to undertake long travels, I have been meeting the functionaries to find out the reasons for party’s rout in the Lok Sabha elections.”
Stalin further said he was witnessing a new vigour among the DMK cadre and this had caused jittery in the minds of those wish to see the destabilisation of the DMK.
Even when he commenced the visit, there were reports that it was aimed at capturing the DMK leadership.
Stating that no one can separate the DMK and Karunanidhi and a leader of his calibre is very rare, Stalin asked the media to stop writing ‘rubbish’ with a view to create rift between himself and party chief Karunanidhi.