DMK cadre defies Stalin’s warnings, erects banners

Party cadres have erected many hoardings prominently featuring Udhayanidhi Stalin on the occasion of the marriage of a relative of Thiruverumbur MLA Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi.

Published: 01st July 2018 06:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st July 2018 06:05 AM   |  A+A-

Banners portraying Udhayanidhi Stalin in Tiruchy on Saturday | M K Ashok Kumar

By Express News Service

TIRUCHY: Defying DMK working president MK Stalin’s warnings, party cadres have erected many hoardings prominently featuring his actor son Udhayanidhi Stalin on the occasion of the marriage of a relative of Thiruverumbur MLA Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi.

The Karur bypass road leading to the marriage hall, where Stalin is scheduled to attend the wedding on Sunday, has many such hoardings put up by party cadres as well as the actor’s fans. One of the hoardings put up by the Udhayanidhi Fans Club calls him Seyal Thalaivarin Thalapathiye (commander of the working president).

Poyyamozhi is the grandson of yesteryear DMK leader Anbil Dharmalingam and said to be a close friend of Udhayanidhi’s. Mahesh’s supporters erected many hoardings with big pictures of Udhayanidhi and one of them carries pictures of the actor along with the MLA.

It may be recalled that Udhayanidhi had to intervene and ask party cadres in Madurai to immediately remove a hoarding that praised him as the “third Thalaivar” in March.

“Given his friendship with Udhayanidhi, Mahesh may get more prominence in the party in future,” opined a supporter.

Also, Mahesh’s pictures occupy as much space on the posters and hoardings as those of local heavyweight KN Nehru, who is the DMK’s district secretary. “Though it is Mahesh’s family function, these hoardings indicate the future course of the party,” said a young DMK functionary.

“DMK cadres are not obeying the orders of their leader Stalin. The party hasn’t got rid of this hoarding culture, which is causing irritation to the public,” said Dhileepan, a resident of Tiruchy.

Udhayanidhi’s pictures were also seen in most of the hoardings and posters put up in Karur, where Stalin participated in a meeting of the DMK’s students’ wing on Saturday.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp