Chennai: Partymen must remember that Stalin and Alagiri are not against each other, but are part of the DMK. This was party patriarch M Karunanidhis message to the warring factions of the DMKs Madurai unit. Blaming part of the troubles between the factions " headed by his sons MK Alagiri and MK Stalin " on Brahminical forces, Karunanidhi asked his Madurai cadre to behave in way that didnt create room for media reports about the strife.
Karunanidhis comments came at a meeting organised at the party headquarters here on Monday, after speeches and discussions on the recent tension within the party ranks in Madurai. The DMK has been torn apart by a factional feud in the temple city, which escalated after elections to the partys youth wing, led by Stalin, were conducted there recently. The faction led by local strongman Alagiri had objected to the fact that the election had been held in their leaders absence. This had sparked off a cold war and a scuffle between the two factions recently.
We must behave in a way that leaves no room for the media to publish stories about our disunity. We must create a situation where the rising sun rises afresh, said Karunanidhi to the Madurai unit. Some of those who spoke here said there is a need to come together to ensure no one betrays the DMK family. I have faith that none of you will, he added.
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