Chennai: MDMK general secretary Vaiko and Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi leader Thol. Thirumavalavan on Tuesday saw differences between DMK chief M. Karunanidhi and party treasurer M.K. Stalin on forming alliance with DMDK led by actor Vijayakanth.
Vaiko, who is also the coordinator of People’s Welfare Alliance, cited Stalin’s denial about any talks between DMK and DMDK and said the party treasurer had refuted what the leader said Monday, indicating that the party is not in Karunanidhi’s control now. “Party treasurer refuting the leader’s statement has never happened in DMK, showing total confusion in the party.
Stalin had bluntly denied what the party leader said without caring how much it will hurt the party leader. “I really feel sorry for Kalaignar. He is a hard worker, shrewd politician and abundantly talented personality. But, his downfall has come due to his stand that his son and family are more important”, he said.
Thirumavalavan said Stalin’s open declaration that alliance parties would not be accommodated in the ministry if the DMK formed a government showed that Stalin did not want to admit the DMDK into the DMK fold, even while Karunanidhi is persisting with efforts to rope in Vijayakanth.
“I appreciate Karunanidhi’s persistent efforts to bring Vijayakanth into the DMK alliance. It is one of the qualities I should learn from him. But, I hope that Vijayakanth will be firm in his decision. We want Vijayakanth to join the People’s Welfare Front which shares his objective”, Thirumavalavan said.
He said Vijayakanth had clarified his position that he would be king and not king-maker. Besides, he had openly announced that he would form a separate front led by him, the VCK leader added....