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DMK meet today to name Stalin as its working president?

DMK meet today to name Stalin as its working president?

" DMK treasurer M.K. Stalin elected working president of the party".

Last month, the DMK had announced that its General Council meeting - deferred in view of M Karunanidhi's hospitalisation - would be held on 4 January. In the past, too, the party had amended its bylaws to create the posts of two deputy general secretary reserved for a woman and a Dalit, Stalin is now the first working president of the DMK. The matter to urge Sri Lanka to immediately release arrested Tamil fishermen with their boats was also raised during the meeting. Stalin, 63, would have all the powers of a president, the official added. Today, he was finally nominated working president of the DMK, with powers similar to that of the party president. But so far, despite his failing health, Mr. Karunanidhi has been reluctant to step down from the post of party president.

Party organising secretary and Rajya Sabha MP, R S Barathy, moved the resolution proposing Stalin's elevation as working president and it was also seconded by party principal secretary Durai Murugan. The 93-year-old chief of DMK had been advised rest by his doctors.

Alagiri, who was a former union minister for chemicals and fertilisers, had made it clear that he would accept none other than Karunanidhi as his leader.

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After his elevation, Stalin drove to the Gopalapuram residence of Karunanidhi to seek his blessings.

Pointing out the double standard of the BJP Government on issues pertaining to Tamil people, Stalin said that the when the apex court passed an order directing the centre to set up the Cauvery Management Board, the government categorically told the court that it had no jurisdiction to direct them to constitute the board. But barely a week after Sasikala took charge of the party as its general secretary, a section has demanded that she become the chief minister as well.

Recalling his five decade old political journey in DMK, he said he was influenced by the political ambience at home as his father was a top political leader.


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