Political observers note that the elections to the two constituencies will not be a cakewalk for the AIADMK.
For the families of 13 others who died along with the former PM, any discussion about the release of the convicts rips open their wounds.
From Union Cabinet berth to near political irrelevance, Alagiri’s career has seen many ups and downs.
While being Karunanidhi’s son gave Stalin an advantage, he had to go through the grind and climb up the ladder in the DMK.
The turnout at the event will show how much clout Karunanidhi’s elder son still commands.
Singers like TM Krishna, Srinivas and Nithyashree are facing flak from right-wing Hindu groups for singing Christian hymns in Carnatic styles. Some reject boundaries on their music though.