CHENNAI: Former DMK deputy general secretary V P Duraisamy joined BJP on Friday. He joined the party at it Tamil Nadu unit headquarters, Kamalalayam, in Chennai in the presence of its state president L Murugan.
On Thursday, DMK president M K Stalin removed Duraisamy from the post of party’s deputy general secretary and replaced him with Rajya Sabhamember Anthiyur Selvaraj.
Duraisamy’s removal from the party post came after he had called on the BJP state president. He said that he and Murugan hailed from Namakkal district and both had contested the 2016 assembly election against each other.
On Thursday, Duraisamy spoke to the media criticising DMK. “ Though parties speak loud against castes, none has provided the leader post to dalits as done by BJP. All parties speak against castes but use caste during election time,” said Duraisamy.
“Stalin, as an individual, is a good person but he listens to a few people who are always around him and have formed a coterie,” said Duraisamy.