DMK was being run like a family and not as a mere political party or a social movement. It was a movement that strives for bringing social revolution, he said at a marriage function in the family of senior party leader, J Anbazhagan.

Recalling the contributions of Anbazhgan and many others like him for the growth of DMK, Karunanidhi said, "I strongly believe that despite mischief by many, or whatever anyone says, none is born to defeat the party."

The DMK chief's comments come in the wake of internal wrangles in its ranks, especially in the wake of the rout handed down by arch-rival AIADMK in the 24th April Lok Sabha polls.

Critics and political observers had virtually written off the party after it lost power in the 2011 Assembly elections and failed to put up an impressive performance in any of the electoral battles held after that.

Reported leadership feud between Karunanidhi's sons M K Alagiri and M K Stalin saw the Madurai-based former leader being axed from the party early this year.

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