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>