Chennai: MDMK founder Vaiko on Wednesday accused DMK leader M K Stalin and his son-in-law of trying to split DMDK whose chief Vijayakanth faced a revolt in his party for his decision to align with an alliance of small parties and the Left.
"Stalin and his son-in-law" are behind the episode, Vaiko alleged.
He alleged that the DMK leadership was repeatedly "splitting" parties and cited his own example, charging DMK President M Karunanidhi with breaking MDMK years ago. MDMK is part of the alliance PWF.
Asked what was the need for him to speak on behalf of Vijayakanth, Vaiko, flanked by PWF constituents, secretaries of CPI(M) and CPI, G Ramakrishnan and R Mutharasan and VCK leader Thol Thirumavalan, said "we are his (Vijayakanth) colleagues".
Ten functionaries of DMDK, including three MLAs, had on Tuesday raised a banner of revolt against Vijayakanth's decision to align with PWF but were expelled from the party within hours.
This had given adequate publicity to the combine's 10 April conference at Mamandur near Chennai, Vaiko said.