MK Stalin becomes DMK Party President

DMK General Council meeting in Chennai: M K Stalin Tuesday was elected as the president of the DMK.

MK Stalin, elected as the party President of the DMK, the second in the 69-year-old history of the party, after his father Karunanidhi.

M K Stalin was elected president of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Tuesday at the party’s General Council meeting.

The 65-year-old, who has been poised to take over the reins of the party from his father, the late M Karunanidhi, had filed his nomination papers on Sunday.

Stalin, who has been at the helm of DMK’s affairs since the run-up to the Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections in 2016, was appointed ‘working president’ of the party in 2017.

Karunanidhi’s death earlier this month had led to a succession war within the party, with expelled party leader M K Alagiri, Karunanidhi’s son claiming DMK’s “true loyalists” were on his side.

Despite being expelled from the party in 2014 for ‘anti-party activities’, Alagiri has claimed he is heir to the party and has questioned Stalin’s leadership.M

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