Karunanidhi slams Jayalalithaa for insulting Stalin
DMK president M Karunanidhi has alleged that his party was ‘insulted’ at the swearing-in ceremony of J Jayalalithaa as Tamil Nadu chief minister, complaining about the seating arrangement made for his son MK Stalin.
Karunanidhi, the 93-year-old chief of the DMK, said that Jayalalithaa, 68, “deliberately humiliated” his son, MK Stalin, by having him seated in a row towards the end. Stalin, 63, is the Treasurer of the DMK.
“Jayalalithaa has not changed, she will never change,” alleged Karunanidhi in a statement that made no secret of his anger. “Sarath Kumar who was defeated in the elections was in the front row. Stalin has 89 seats,” the DMK chief declared.
“Stalin, who has the qualification to sit in the Main Opposition (possibly as its Leader) after (DMK) won 89 seats, was given seat among the crowd whereas Sarath Kumar was seated in the front row,” Karunanidhi said.
Stalin won the Kolathur seat in the 2016 Tamil Nadu elections. After the resounding victory of the AIADMK,