M K Alagiri, brother of DMK President M K Stalin, on Wednesday led a rally of his supporters in a show of strength to the mausoleum of his late father and DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi at the Marina beach in Chennai.
He was expelled from the DMK in 2014.
Dressed in black, to condole Karunanidhi's death, the rally began from Triplicane.
Tamil Nadu: Expelled DMK leader MK Alagiri pays tribute at Karunanidhi memorial in Chennai. pic.twitter.com/39AsYaJlLD— ANI (@ANI) September 5, 2018
After walking for a while, Alagiri hopped on to an open van, waving enthusiastically to cheer his cadres.
The expelled leader's followers from various districts held banners, which read "karam korpom kazhagam kappom,' (let us join hands and guard the party).
The former Union minister's loyalists, including Madurai-based P M Mannan, are taking part in the rally.
Days ago, Alagiri had said that he was ready to accept the leadership of his estranged brother M K Stalin if he was admitted into the party.
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