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Will not support any party in assembly polls, says MK Alagiri

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As the poll season heats up, expelled DMK leader M K Alagiri today said he will not support any party in the May 16 in Tamil Nadu polls.

"No support for anyone. That's all," was the Madurai leader's cryptic response when reporters quizzed him whom he will support in the state polls.

In 2014 Lok Sabha polls, leaders, including MDMK founder Vaiko and BJP's H Raja had called on Alagiri in an apparent effort to get his support.

Alagiri, the elder son of DMK President M Karunanidhi, used to enjoy tremendous clout in DMK, when the party was in power between 2006 and 2011.

Alagiri was expelled from the party following a leadership tussle with more charismatic and younger brother MK Stalin.  

In the 2014 general elections MDMK leader Vaiko and BJP’s H Raja had sought Alagiri’s support.

In an interview, early this year, the former DMK leader had said that the DMK is unlikely to win Tamil Nadu polls.

There was speculation that Alagiri might go back to DMK fold when he Karunanidhi. But all such speculation was dismissed by Stalin.

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