Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam chief M Karunanidhi on Tuesday explained the reason behind the sudden suspension of his son MK Alagiri from the party for indiscipline.
In an television interview, Karunandihi said Alagiri used “harsh words” against his younger brother MK Stalin.
"Alagiri came to my house on January 24 and complained regarding Stalin and troubled me and used harsh words. Alagiri told me Stalin will die in three months. No father can tolerate such words against his son," Karunanidhi said.
"I do not know why Alagiri has nurtured such hatred against Stalin for many years. Alagiri should have met me in person and spoken about any issues he had about his suspension. But he has been talking to the media. He is still under temporary suspension, party will take a call on expulsion," the DMK chief added.
Importantly, he also indicated that Alagiri's suspension would not revoked very soon and said that the party would take a call on the issue.
Karunanidhi's statement confirms the view that Alagiri's suspension, on January 24, from all party posts and primary membership, was not just because he was opposed to the DMK-DMDK alliance.
Stalin, who has been engaged in a tussle with Alagiri over control of the party, had denied any rift with his elder brother and described the action as a party affair.
On his part, Alagiri had accused the party of muffling democratic voices. He said democracy was dead in the party and questioned why no action was taken against his younger brother M K Stalin's supporters for pasting posters hailing him as future party president.
Alagiri said he was being "rewarded" for seeking justice on certain allegations made by some workers regarding internal elections in the party headed by his father M Karunanidhi.