The DMK Thursday announced the temporary suspension of former union minister and party's south zone organising secretary M.K. Alagiri in the "interests of the party".
In a statement issued here, party general secretary K. Anbazhagan said Alagiri was creating confusion in the party by urging party cadres not to work and criticising the disciplinary action taken by the party against some members for their anti-party activities.
He said the continuation of Alagiri in the party is not proper and would destroy the party discipline.
Hence Alagiri is temporarily suspended from the party.
"The members should accept this decision taken in the interests of the party and should stand united for the functioning of the party," Anbazhagan said.
Alagiri is the son of DMK president M.Karunanidhi.