Karunanidhi-Maran brothers battle worsens
Murasoli Maran (17 August – 24 November ) was a prominent Tamil politician in India, and an important leader of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam ( DMK) party which was headed by his maternal uncle and mentor, M. Karunanidhi . Relations, M. Karunanidhi (maternal uncle). Children, Kalanidhi Maran. Nov 21, Karunanidhi snubs Dayanidhi Maran The already strained relations between the Maran family and that of a point of no return, with the former joining issue with the latter over charges that they had turned against him. May 22, In the twilight of a sumptuous career, M. Karunanidhi, Tamil Nadu's grand a third one — that of deceased nephew Murasoli Maran — even if that means Although the Marans have patched up with the Karunanidhi family, Kanimozhi's relations with the Maran Rafale issue still wide open: Chidambaram.
Ganesan, who hails from Maran's hometown Thiruvaroor and has known him for the past 40 years, feels that Karunanidhi has a good reason to project Maran as a possible successor.
He says that the chief minister is not very sure whether the Tamil Nadu public - or DMK cadres - will accept his son M. Stalin as his heir. But Maran, a shrewd politician who has made a mark in state and national politics, is considered an acceptable alternative. According to Ganesan, Karunanidhi's gameplan might be to project Maran as his successor till Stalin gains acceptability within the party and among the masses.
Whenever responsibility is given to him, he does his homework and justice to his job," says Ganesan. Working in close association with Karunanidhi for the past three decades has given Maran a keen insight into Tamil Nadu politics. Singh government and it is clear why he is being seen as the right choice.
But there is a downside too. Despite the positive factors in his favour, the permanent frown on his visage and his irrepressible intolerance of inefficiency-which often results in public outbursts - have driven a wedge between Maran and senior party functionaries. For instance, at a function in Chennai last year, Maran then the industry minister came down heavily on Tamil Nadu ministers for not taking enough interest in the development of small ports in the state.
Maran's criticism spares no one. At another function, he lashed out at the poor functioning of the Chennai Municipal Corporation CMC much to the discomfiture of Stalin who is the mayor of the state capital.
Justifying his criticism, Maran says: I just want that the state Government functions well and delivers results in time which will ensure the party's victory in the next elections.
Stalin, stung by the criticism of the CMC, avoided sharing a public platform with Maran for a long time. But observers feel that though Stalin may not readily agree to Maran assuming a bigger role in the Government and in the party, he may finally adjust to his tough talking uncle because of political compulsions.
Karunanidhi has been accused of helping Murasoli Maran's son Kalanidhi Maranwho runs Sun NetworkIndia's second largest television network.
He was later given the MP seat in the general elections from DMK party and subsequently became the Minister of Textiles in the union government. The Dinakaran newspaper case was handed over to the CBI. But the District and Sessions court acquitted all the 17 accused in that case. Karunanidhi's daughter Kanimozhi is a nominated member of parliament in Rajya Sabha. Marans vs Azhagiri[ edit ] In May, Dinakaranthe newspaper run by Kalanidhi Maran ran into a controversy when it published the results of a series of opinion polls which showed M.
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The Madurai office of Dinakaran was fire bombed by supporters of Alagiri and three employees were killed  The Sun TV office in Madurai was also attacked by the perpetrators. Dayanidhi Maran, who usually accompanies Karunanidhi on every function, discarded the event as a mark of protest. This subsequently led to his resignation from the central ministry. While the reason for reconciliation is not known, it was rumoured that the family reconciled to keep the third wife, Rajathi and her daughter Kanimozhi away from the family - that Kanimozhi was missing in the family reunion picture supported this argument.
Booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act. The general council of 3 February fuelled heated debates on who should be the successor and finally lead to a conclusion of Karunanidhi remaining the head, putting the topic of succession to a temporary end. The assembly election drubbing put his power under scanner with the party losing most in the southern parts of Tamil Nadu.
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The committee had neither passed a resolution condemning the attack on Dinakaran, nor condoled the death of three people in the incident, he recalled. Even after being shown the door, Dayanidhi Maran refrained from making any statement against the DMK leadership and maintained dignity.
Kalanidhi said it was after the publication of the survey that they faced attacks from all sides and attempts were made to crush the Sun TV [ Get Quote ] network.
In Madurai, Sun TV was blacked out.
Murasoli Maran to play bigger role in DMK affairs, Tamil Nadu politics
Ruling out any rapprochement with his estranged grand nephews the Maran brothers, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi on Friday charged them with not only attempts to create a division among his family members but also coming out with 'news against partymen' like Union Minister A Raja, among others. In an article published in the DMK party mouthpiece Murasoli, he said, "I can tolerate any disputes they wanted to create in my family but how can I do so when they continuously indulge in blaming my government and my party?
This was an attempt to "create a feeling of intense dislike" among his children, he said. But they ignored him and the "survey on my political successor was published," he said.