Party sources say that Kanimozhi had evinced interest in contesting the 2006 assembly elections, but her father had asked her to wait. Speaking to Outlook, she said, "Whatever role and responsibility the party and my father offer me, I am willing to shoulder it. But if it comes to it, I would rather face the electorate and win their confidence." Asked if the DMK wasn't getting top-heavy with too many familiar family faces, she said: "Isn't this happening in most political parties? That fresh young people are not entering politics cannot be a reason for those in a political family to desist from politics."
On her part, Kanimozhi is surprised that a political lightweight like her was even considered a political heir to her father in the controversial survey published by the Dinakaran newspaper. Kanimozhi finds it "amusing" that the Sun media network should have perceived her to be a "threat" and gone out of its way to "boycott any news" of her.