After Rajinikanth, Stalin calls on Vijayakanth at his Chennai residence

Chennai: After the surprise visit by Superstar Rajinikanth to see actor and DMDK party founder Vijayakanth at his Saligramam residence in Chennai this morning, it was the turn of DMK president M K Stalin to call on him.

Though Stalin elaborately insisted that it was not a political visit but one to ask after Vijayakanth’s health following his America visit, he made a cryptic remark towards the end of his interaction with the media: When a reporter asked if the DMDK would join the DMK-Congress alliance, he thanked him for his good wishes.

After meeting Vijayakanth in his house, Stalin spoke to mediapersons assembled outside. He said he had come to enquire after the health of Vijayakanth who had undergone treatment in America. Stating that Vijayakanth was a long-time friend of his, Stalin said this was not the time to talk politics with him.

He recalled the ‘boundless devotion’ that Vijayakanth had for late DMK president and his father, M Karunandhi. When he passed away, Vijayakanth was in America, but he had sent a tearful condolence message through video. And when he returned to Chennai a little later, he went straight from the airport to the Karunanidhi memorial at Marina, said Stalin.

DMDK deputy general secretary Sudhish was present during the media interaction.

NT Bureau