Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) got its second president since its establishment in MK Stalin on Tuesday as the party working president was elected to the top post during party's general council meeting. Stalin, 65, had filed his nomination paper for DMK president post last week and was elected unopposed. Soon after Stalin's elevation, DMK passed a resolution at the general council meeting urging the Union government to confer Bharat Ratna to late party chief M Karunanidhi.
Stalin's elevation is facing a stiff resistance from late DMK president and former Tamil Nadu chief minister M Karunanidhi's other son MK Alagiri
Alagiri, who was expelled from the party in 2014, has hardened his stand against Stalin and warned for 'consequences' if he was not readmitted into the DMK.
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"They (cadres) only wanted me to take the lead in organising the march to pay homage (to Karunanidhi)," Alagiri, who had been flexing his muscle ever since Karunanidhi died earlier this month, told reporters.
Alagiri had on August 13 claimed that all "loyal" party workers were with him and accused Stalin of blocking his return to the party. Later, he sought to project himself as someone who was not interested in posts and said he had never hankered for any position in the party even when Karunaidhi was alive.
The DMK, however, has brushed aside Alagiri's claims and rallied behind Stalin.