New Delhi: Late M Karunanidhi’s son MK Stalin has filed nomination for the post of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president, news agency ANI reported on Sunday. Stalin has been serving the party as its working president since January.Also Read - Tamil Nadu Lockdown Update: Govt Extends Restrictions Till August 9, Check What’s Allowed, What’s Not
After DMK (Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam) patriarch Karunanidhi’s demise, the rift within the party came to the fore as MK Alagiri challenged brother MK Stalin’s elevation as the party president. He claimed real cadres are with him. Addressing media at the Marina beach memorial of Karunanidhi, Alagiri had said that he is pained by what is happening inside the party. Also Read - President Xi Jinping Deploys Army After 13 People Killed in Massive Central China Floods
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“My father’s true relatives are all are on my side. All the supporters in Tamil Nadu are on my side and are encouraging me only. Only time will give the answers…that is all I am willing to say now,” Alagiri had asserted. (ALSO READ: Alagiri Challenges Stalin’s Elevation as DMK President, Claims Party Workers Are With Him)
Alagiri, who was expelled from the DMK in 2014 for criticising party leaders, told reporters that he poured his anguish about the party to his father. He had said his anguish was about the party and not about the family and the public would come to know the whole story at the appropriate time.
Following his bad health, M Karunanidhi had named Stalin as his political heir. The transition of power was formalised when Stalin was made the working president of the party. The five-time Chief Minister, who was 94, died at a private hospital in Chennai due to age-related ailments.