MK Stalin Becomes DMK President, Durai Murugan Elected Treasurer

Stalin had filed nomination for the post of DMK president on 26 August.

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MK Stalin had filed his nomination to be elected as the DMK president at Anna Arivalayam, the party headquarters in Chennai, on Sunday, 26 August. 
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MK Stalin was elected as the president of the DMK on Tuesday, 28 August, at the party's general council meeting in Chennai. Prior to his election, he was the working president of the party.

Stalin had filed nomination for the post of party president on 26 August, the last day for filing of nominations.

Alongside, senior leader and the principal secretary of the DMK, Durai Murugan, was elected the treasurer of the party.

Snapshot
  • MK Stalin elected as the new party president; Senior leader Durai Murugan elected as the new treasurer
  • A two-minute silence was observed at the DMK general council meeting to pay tributes to M Karunanidhi, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Somnath Chatterjee, Surjit Singh Barnala and Kofi Annan

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4:46 AM, 28 Aug
KEY EVENT

Alagiri Warns DMK of Consequences if Not Re-Admitted to Party

A day ahead of his brother M K Stalin's elevation as the DMK president, expelled leader MK Alagiri hardened his stance saying he will continue with the proposed 5 September march and warned the party of consequences if he was not re-admitted, reported PTI.

The former DMK strongman in southern Tamil Nadu, who has been flexing muscles since the death of his father M Karunanidhi, said the rally in Chennai was being organised as per the wishes of the cadres.

Presently, the Leader of the Opposition in the Tamil Nadu assembly, MK Stalin, holds the post of working president.

The post of the president fell vacant after M Karunanidhi passed away on 7 August.

5:07 AM, 28 Aug

DMK General Council Meeting Underway in Chennai

DMK general council meeting underway at party headquarters in Chennai. DMK working president MK Stalin had filed nomination for the post of party president.

5:07 AM, 28 Aug

Two-Minute Silence Observed at DMK General Council Meeting

A two-minute silence was observed at the DMK general council meeting at the party headquarters to pay tributes to former Tamil Nadu CM M Karunanidhi, former PM Atal Bihar Vajpayee, former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee, former TN Governor Surjit Singh Barnala and former UN secretary general Kofi Annan.

5:10 AM, 28 Aug
KEY EVENT

MK Stalin Becomes the New DMK Party President

MK Stalin has been elected as the president of the DMK, the second in the 69-year-old history of the party, after his father Karunanidhi.

Durai Murugan has been elected as the treasurer of the party.


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