DMK working president M K Stalin was today elevated as the party president, being elected unopposed to the top post.
At the party’s General Council meeting held in Chennai, DMK general secretary K Anbazhagan said Stalin was elected unopposed, as he was the sole candidate who had filed nomination for the party chief’s post.
“Only Mr M K Stalin’s nomination papers were filed for party chief’s post…. since none other than Stalin is contesting for the party president’s post, Mr M K Stalin is being elected unanimously as the chief,” Anbazhagan said as members of the DMK’s General Council cheered loudly.
Chants hailing Stalin as Thalapathy (Commander) went up at the Kalaignar Arangam where the meeting was held.
DMK principal secretary Durai Murugan was elected treasurer, a post Stalin vacated recently.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today congratulated Stalin on his elevation to his party’s top post.
“Congratulations to Shri M K Stalin on being elected President of the DMK. I wish him happiness & success as he begins a new chapter in his political journey. @mkstalin #DMKThalaivarStalin,” Rahul tweeted.
During his acceptance address after being elected as the president, Stalin said everyone in the party is same to the party leadership.
“I am also a cadre just like all of you. I assure you that the leadership will reflect the feelings of the cadres. Come let us all travel together,” he added.