MK Stalin and Duraimurugan filed their nomination papers on Sunday for the posts of President and Treasurer respectively.

MK Stalin set to be elected unopposed as DMK PresidentTwitter/i_neppo
news Politics Monday, August 27, 2018 - 11:34

DMK Working President M.K. Stalin is set to become the party President unopposed as he is the only person who has filed the nomination for that post on Sunday, the last day for filing of nominations, said a party official.

Similarly senior leader and the Principle Secretary of the DMK Duraimurugan is also set to become the Treasurer of the party unopposed.

Stalin gave his nomination papers to DMK's Organising Secretary R.S. Bharathi.

Stalin and Duraimurugan will be formally elected at the General Council meeting to be held here on August 28.

Their names were proposed by all the district secretaries of the party, a party official said.

On August 20, DMK General Secretary K. Anbazhagan said in a statement that the General Council would meet at the party headquarters to elect a new President and the Treasurer.

Presently, the Leader of the Opposition in the Tamil Nadu assembly, M.K. Stalin, holds the post of Working President after he was elevated at the General body meeting held in January 2017. He is also the Treasurer of the party.

The party's Executive Committee has already urged Stalin to take over as the party President.

The post of the President fell vacant after M Karunanidhi passed away on August 7. Karunanidhi’s elder son, MK Alagiri, who was expelled from the DMK for anti-party activities in 2014, had on Saturday said that there was nothing wrong in returning to the party. Two weeks ago, Alagiri met the reporters at the memorial of Karunanidhi and said that all the true followers of Karunanidhi are on his side. He has also announced a rally in Chennai on September 5 as a show of strength.

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