Thursday, May 10, 2007

Sibling Rivalry

Sibling Rivalry amongst (Mr. Karunanidhi's children) has taken ugly turn and cost 3 innocent lives in Tamil Nadu.

I don't think Mr.Azhagiri was miffed about Mr. Stalin being the heir apparent to the Chief Minister throne. Because, it is a kind of a foregone conclusion and every other DMK leader including Mr. Azhagiri seem to have acknowledged that fact.

So, what ticked Mr. Azhagiri off? (assuming he dispatched the goons who committed the heinous crime). I think it is the public berating he got in the guise of an opinion poll and that too from his own family owned paper must have ticked him off.

Mr. Karunanidhi says he warned Dinarkaran not to publish these kind of opinion polls. Not sure if he should doling out such advise to fourth estate. Even if it was mischief mongering on the part of Dinakaran to conduct these kind of sensitive opinion polls, they should have the right to do these kinds of things. It is a well known fact that, SunTV media enterprise has a stranglehold in Tamil Nadu and has been able to shape the landscape and muzzle its way through. They are NOT known for their independence in reporting by any stretch of imagination.

But then, Mr. Azhagiri and his cohorts have crossed all boundaries in burning down Dinakaran office and killing 3 people in the process. Mr. Karunanidhi has done the right thing by handing over the investigation to a federal body. I hope real culprits are brought to book and punished.

So, what is going to happen now? Assuming Mr. Azhagiri instigated the whole thing, will he be brought to book? I sure hope so.. but I doubt it. He was booked by the earlier Ms. Jayalalithaa regime on a homicide case in 2003, but nothing happened to that and my guess this case will also face a similar fate.


  1. Mischiefminister mongering did not happen as Dinakaran and Sun TV held on to their "freedom of press" right.

    Petrol bombs are a miniature design to the petrol bomb Osama Bin used on twin tower in New York. We have to bring the criminals to book and stop use of petrol bombs on the innocents.

    Mu Ka used his politically correct stance in handing over matter to federal agency.


  2. Hi Ram,

    Dinakaran is not owned by the Karunanidhi family. It's owned by the Maran family. Kalanidhi Maran controls it. Though yes, Murasoli, Dinakaran & SunTV of the Maran empire are mouthpieces for DMK.

    The opinion poll seems to have been published with a mischief intent and the reaction to it even more stupider

  3. As rightly pointed out, this is all in the family. It is increasingly getting worrisome as the big fish are completely indifferent to the very existence of society and 'public'

    Everything is private fiefdom. I am with you. Azhagiri will walk free. And continue with his petrol...pumps et al

  4. Okay this is not a fight between Azhagiri and Stalin. Its between MK family and Marans.

    If there is no DMK without MK, there would have been no MK without MM (Murasoli Maran). Maran was the brains behind MK, but MK had the charisma. Now in the next generation poor MK's sons neither have the charisma nor the brains but Dayanidhi has brains and is developing his persona too.

    On May 7 Dayanidhi was projected as the best minister from TN. The goons who attacked madurai office were not just Azhagiri's men. They are MK's men. That's why the police stood around and watched. This is a modern day Mahabharatha in the making. Sit back, relax and enjoy.

  5. Whoever it is they are proving that they are normal human beings. Some story writers have got a new story. I could presume lot of movies will be coming in the future based on this story. We could see Vikram,Surya, Vijay,... doing such roles. Definitely Vivek and Vadivelu will be there. Well done our society!... Long live Tamil Nadu!