TKS Elangovan
TKS Elangovan

Party faced bigger threats than Alagiri: Elangovan

ANI | Updated: Aug 28, 2018 19:17 IST

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Aug 28 (ANI): Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) Member of Parliament TKS Elangovan on Tuesday said that the party was not affected by MK Alagiri's threat of 'consequences' as it has faced more severe situations in the past.
"We had bigger threats from Jayalalithaa; a political party has to face such threats and succeed. Alagiri is a smaller threat for us, it is a matter which will subside in due course," Elangovan told reporters here. J. Jayalalithaa, former AIADMK supremo and six-time chief minister of Tamil Nadu, died in December 2016.
Alagiri, who was ousted from the DMK in March 2014 for slanderous attacks on senior party members and anti-party activities, had threatened the DMK to "face consequences" unless he was readmitted to the party.
On August 13, the former DMK leader had sparked rumours of a succession battle with Stalin at Karunanidhi's memorial in Chennai's Marina Beach by saying that all his father's relatives were on his side. Alagiri had said, "My father's true relatives are all on my side. All the supporters in Tamil Nadu are on my side and are encouraging me. Only time will give the answers; that is all I am willing to say now."
However, on Tuesday morning, the DMK general council elected Stalin as the party president, after a total of 1907 party leaders and workers either proposed or seconded Stalin's name for the post. (ANI)