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DMK general council meeting in Chennai, August 28, 2018.(HT Photo)

Highlights: MK Stalin elected as DMK’s president

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2018 05:23 PM IST

MK Stalin was on Tuesday unanimously elected as DMK president, a post that his father M Karunanidhi held for 49 years till his death earlier this month, after a meeting of the party’s general council in Chennai. The path to Stalin’s elevation was paved at the party’s executive committee meeting held on August 14 where senior leaders urged the “waiting prince” to lead them by taking over the party’s mantle.All the 65 district secretaries of the party had proposed the name of 65-year-old Stalin for the top post and his was the only nomination. Here are the live updates:

DMK working president MK Stalin at a tribute to late DMK chief M Karunanidhi at an event organised by South Indian Artists Associations in Chennai, on Monday.(PTI)
DMK working president MK Stalin at a tribute to late DMK chief M Karunanidhi at an event organised by South Indian Artists Associations in Chennai, on Monday.(PTI)

Will remove all hurdles, says Stalin day after brother Azhagiri claims support of Karunanidhi loyalists

Chennai, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2018 01:52 PM IST
MK Stalin has all the capabilities to lead the party, DMK principal secretary Duraimurugan said at the executive committee meeting.
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