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Alagiri expelled from DMK, says he will go to court

In a stern action, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam Tuesday expelled its southern Indian state Tamil Nadu strongman M K Alagiri who remained unfazed by the dismissal, dubbing the decision by his father M Karunanidhi as a measure taken under ‘threat by some vested interests’ and said he would challenge it in court.

Hurt by a spate of actions by Alagiri who not only dared the party on various issues but caused embarrassment meeting leaders of several parties, Karunanidhi said ‘General Secretary (Anbazhagan) and I discussed the matter and took a decision - he is being expelled from the party’.
But Madurai-based Alagiri refused to be cowed down by the dismissal, saying it did not mean he and his supporters would quit the party.

‘They have expelled me by giving some reason. This is not a decision taken by the DMK President independently. He has taken this decision due to pressure. I know who threatened him. You will know it in due course’, he told reporters in Madurai.

‘By expelling me, it does not mean that I and my supporters will quit the party. I will challenge it in court’, a belligerent Alagiri said after holding an emergent meeting of his supporters called soon after his dismissal from the party.

Alagiri, whose support was most sought after by candidates by all political parties for the April 24 Lok Sabha polls, also asked the DMK ledership why it had not offerred an explanation to the issues raised by him such as the methodology adopted in selction of party candidates.
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