Former AIADMK legislator V P Kalairajan joined the DMK in the presence of party president M K Stalin in Tiruchi.
He went to the DMK a day after he was expelled by Amma Makkal Katchi leader and rebel AIADMK leader T T V Dinakaran before he could leave on his own. Kalairajan, a party hopper, went with O Pannerselvam who headed a rebel faction after the split post-Jayalalitha. After OPS and Edappadi factions merged, the reunited party expelled him. He then went to AMMK.
A reject from both the AIADMK and the AMMK, Kalairajan joined the DMK and swore to work for its success as Stalin welcomed him with open arms.