After DMK working president M K Stalin attacked the ruling party on the "Jallikattu" issue, AIADMK General Secretary VK Sasikala today accused the former of burying "truths" and asserted that falsehood can not hold water.
Live Streaming: DMK Meeting Pothu Kulu Koottam 2017 Stalin Speech Working President:- Well, after the demise of the Jayalalithaa, MKStalin was announced as the party's working president on Wednesday in the Chennai.
Amid loud cheers and applause, a resolution passed to this effect also mentioned that Stalin would continue as the party treasurer.
The post of working president has been created with an amendment to the party's law, giving Stalin the authority to make important decisions and to appoint district secretaries and other key functionaries.
The 93-year-old party patriarch was unable to attend the meeting having been advised rest but sent a message to the meeting that was read out. The general council paid homages to late leaders like former chief minister J Jayalalithaa, former Cuban president Fidel Castro and former DMK minister Ko Si Mani and satirist and former Thuglak editor Cho S Ramaswamy.
The working president will have the powers of the president, Anabazhagan added. And the stage is seemingly set for DMK treasurer MK Stalin to take over the party's reins, albeit in a non-permanent capacity. He will have all the powers of the president, the party's top post.
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DMK bagged as many as 89 seats making his party a robust Opposition, robbing the shine of the back-to-back winning march of ruling AIADMK a bit. Even during the run-up to the Assembly election in early 2016, he refused to declare Mr. Stalin the chief ministerial candidate.
A former mayor and deputy chief minister, Mr Alagiri remains expelled from the party. He later called Karunanidhi at the Gopalapuram residence and sought his blessings. "Gradually, I developed a desire, for public life", he said.
Stalin was appointed as working president by amending the bylaw No 18 (4) of the party.
"Obviously. Only the General Council and Executive Council decide" on such matters, he said in response to a query in this regard.
Dwelling on the circumstances surrounding his elevation, he said Karunanidhi who had taken ill should fully recover.