MK Stalin appointed working president of DMK

DMK MK Stalin first working president Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam party treasurer general council M Karunanidhi DMK General meeting handpicked successor MK Alagiri New Delhi Tamil Nadu

The general council of the DMK met at Chennai on Wednesday and put a stamp on M K Stalin's coronation as the new working president of the party. VK Sasikala, long-time aide to late chief minister J Jayalalithaa, was unanimously elected the AIADMK general secretary last week and is being prompted by a majority of party leaders to take up the chief minister's mantle as well.

The meeting was held at at the party headquarters "Anna Arivalayam", as per sources.

The General Council meeting was also notable for the significant absence of the party chief Karunanidhi, who opted to skip the meeting due to his ill health.

93-year-old Karunanidhi, who had been admitted to hospital following throat infection and difficulty in breathing, was discharged in the last week of December and is recuperating at home. Congress legislature party leader K.R.Ramasamy, former Union Minister E.M.Sudarsana Katchiappan and leaders of various political parties participated in the protest. M Karunanidhi had already paved the way for M K Stalin to lead the party when he had declared Stalin as his political heir apparent. For a party that has been extending its support to Jallikattu, the DMK passed a resolution asking the Prime Minister and the centre government to lift the ban on what they termed "traditional sport" of Tamil Nadu. "I accept the appointment as Working President", Stalin was quoted by NDTV.



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