Karunanidhi’s elder son MK Alagiri likely to form new party, meet Amit Shah on Nov 21
Posing a challenge to DMK, party supremo Karunanidhi's elder son MK Alagiri is likely to flout his own political party, ahead of the crucial 2021 Tamil Nadu Assembly elections.
Alagiri is also likely to meet Home Minister Amit Shah on November 21, according to sources.
Sources also said MK Alagiri has called for a meeting with his close aides on November 20 in Madurai and might start his party.
One possible name doing the rounds is Kalaignar DMK or KDMK.
Alagiri was removed from the DMK in 2014 for anti-party activities. He has been out of politics ever since.
The move will be a big challenge to the DMK especially because Alagiri is a famous personality down south in Tamil Nadu.
The state assembly elections will be huge for both the AIADMK and DMK with both contesting polls without their respective chiefs - Jayalalithaa and Karunanidhi.
With the change in the political scenario after the deaths of Jayalalithaa and Karunanidhi, the BJP is trying its best to gain on the void created by the absence of the two Dravidian leaders. The BJP is also trying to gain on the entry of several new popular faces in the saffron party ahead of the polls.