Late M. Karunanidhi’s son M K Alagiri on Monday claimed that all true relatives of his father were on his side and were supporting him.
Addressing media persons at his father’s memorial at Chennai’s Marina Beach, Alagiri said, “My father’s true relatives are all are on my side. All the supporters in Tamil Naduare on my side and are encouraging me only. Only time will give the answers; that is all I am willing to say now.”
Alagiri’s comments have come at a time amid suspense over who the political successor of Karunanidhi and the chief of Dravida Munnetra Kazagham (DMK) will be. The late leader’s younger son M.K. Stalin is currently the working president of the party.
The party leadership will most likely be decided on August 14, with an emergency executive meeting scheduled for that day, the first since the demise of former chief Karunanidhi on August 7.
Resolutions on important decisions are expected to be passed and all executive members of the DMK have been directed to be present in the meeting.