DMK MP from Ramanathapuram and supporter of party’s expelled Madurai leader M.K. Alagiri, J.K. Ritheesh, joined the ruling AIADMK on Thursday.
Mr. Ritheesh, also an actor, and a DMK student Wing leader from the district, K. Nagasethupathy, also joined the party in the presence of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa at her Poes Garden residence here, an AIADMK press release in Chennai said.
The Chief Minister gave them party ID cards taking them as primary members.
Mr. Ritheesh was one of the three DMK MPs who had met Mr. Alagiri following his suspension from the party initially after leadership squabbles with his younger brother M.K. Stalin.
The Madurai-based leader was finally expelled last month.