LAST WAR OF M Karunanidhi
One of India’s Grand old politician celebrated his 91st birthday few days back.
Muthuvel Karunanidhi (born Dakshina Moorthy), called by his supporters as MK – is one of the longest living active politician of the nation. Most of his contemporaries when he joined politics is neither in the political map nor living.
Velikkakathu Sankaran Achuthanandan of Communist Party of India – Kerala is the only politician who is active in politics with same age of MK.
A War is imposed on the old man MK. But the opponents are not his enemies – but his family and friends. A Strange war, indeed.
MK came into politics enjoying parallel career in Movie industry. He was famous for his attitude to fight against the waves. But the time is requesting him to fight even after 90 years of his birth.
MK, who used to call ‘The Party – The family’ made his family the party. Karunanidhi, the Supremo of DMK has gone over very rough phases in the past. But this is the first time; he is facing rough time from his own blood. His kids and relatives are ruining the party. He is not in a position to take any decision.
MK, who was watching the developments of Kanimozhi and Alagiri is paying the penalty now. MK Stalin still lacks the charm his father had in the past. But the party is not ready to acknowledge it. MK Stalin, son of Karunanidhi is neither good at statistics nor better in organizing party than his father.
His own party district leaders are acting against the party. It is a tough time for the old man. The old man is seeing in front of his eyes, his party is losing its ground. He is not able make poles meet. At this point of time, to make things even worse his arch rival J.Jeyalalitha’s party is third largest party in the nation’s present parliament.
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam is in danger of wiped out. Karunanidhi quoted CN Anna Durai (his mentor and founder of his party DMK) “Younger Bro, you cannot be destroyed! Unless you destroy, you -yourself” – the same applies to DMK.
It is time to pay back for mistakes but the age is not supportive for the old man.