Chennai: Former Union Minister MK Alagiri has been suspended from all posts of the Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam party (DMK). In a statement issued by the DMK on Friday, the party said that action against Alagiri has been taken for going against the party stand and for giving out statements contrary to party in the public domain.
DMK chief M Karunanidhi had earlier issued a veiled warning to his son and rebel leader Alagiri for his interview to a Tamil channel against his younger brother MK Stalin.
Karunanidhi had also recently suspending five supporters of Alagiri's Madurai unit for putting up posters supporting him. Thereafter, in a statement had said that anyone flouting party discipline will face an expulsion from primary membership adding that this had been the "rule in DMK yesterday, today and tomorrow".
However, when asked about them, Alagiri did a U-turn and said those workers weren't his supporters and the party had taken disciplinary action against them.
The Madurai unit of the DMK was disbanded a few days ago after which Alagiri spoke to a Tamil channel saying he wouldn't accept anyone other than his father as DMK chief.