Chennai: MK Stalin, the working president of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and son of party patriarch M Karunanidhi, was today made the new president of the party. However, there has been an obvious opposition from his elder brother MK Alagiri, who is also claiming the throne. The position of DMK president has been lying vacant after the demise of Karunanidhi on August 7.
The DMK today held a general body meeting at the party headquarters in Chennai.
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Alagiri was expelled from the political outfit in March 2014 by Karunanidhi for slanderous attacks on senior party members and carrying out anti-party activities.
"What do I do? You want me to go and propose his name? We will see what to do when bypolls are announced," Alagiri said.
The political battle between the brothers got yet more intense after Alagiri on August 13 claimed, "All the supporters in Tamil Nadu are on my side and are encouraging me only. Only time will give the answers; that is all I am willing to say now."