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Not taking Alagiri’s remarks seriously: Stalin

‘I don’t want to take seriously what Alagiri said about me. Neither do I want to make it a big issue. All those who are born have to die one day,’ he said. A day after DMK president M Karunanidhi said his elder son Alagiri had stated Stalin will die in three months and that how could he tolerate that as a father, the Chennai-based leader said the party patriarch would have been been hurt in the same way even if he had spoke bad about Alagiri.

‘That’s why he said that rather than being my sons they are party members,’ Stalin said in a statement.

The party’s well-being was important for Karunanidhi who along with DMK general secretary K Anbazhagan was taking carefully planned decisions in this regard, he said.

‘I regret coming across reports of some party comrades burning effigies of Annan (elder brother) Alagiri. This is unacceptable as it challenges political decency and is an effort at harming the discipline and dignity in the party being followed for long,’ he said.

The statement released by DMK headquarters was titled ‘Elder brother Alagiri’s effigies should not be burnt; requests Treasurer Stalin,’ and came a day after Karunanidhi’s outburst against his elder son prompted party supporters to paste posters against him and burn his effigies in different parts of the state.
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