The post of President fell vacant after DMK chief M Karunanidhi passed away on August 7.

 DMK set to elevate Stalin as President calls for General Council meet on Aug 28PTI
news Politics Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 09:13

MK Stalin, the Working President of DMK, is all set to be elevated as the President of the party in a General Council meeting that is slotted to take place on August 28.

A press release from the party headquarters ‘Arivalayam’ said that the meeting will begin at 9 am on August 28 and the agenda of the meeting would be the adoption of the audit report of the party and the election of President and Treasurer. The post of the President fell vacant after DMK chief M Karunanidhi passed away on August 7. Since MK Stalin is the current Treasurer of the party, that post too falls vacant at his elevation as party president, as per reports.

According to a report in The Hindu, nominations for the two posts will be opened at the General Council with a senior leader of the party operating as the election officer. However, no one is expected to enter the contest against Stalin.

The announcement comes days after Stalin’s brother MK Alagiri openly said that ‘true loyalists’ of the party are on his side. MK Alagiri, the Former South Zone Organising Secretary of DMK, was expelled from the party in 2014 due to anti-party activities. He was not allowed to come back to DMK till the death of M Karunanidhi.

However, according to reports, Alagiri's revolt is not material enough to create problems for Stalin’s elevation since he brought all the district units of the party, including those in the south that were once under the firm control of Alagiri, under him.

At the recent executive meeting of the party at the Anna Arivalayam to condole Karunanidhi's death, senior leader and DMK's principal secretary Durai Murugan addressed Stalin as 'future president'.

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