DMK’s Stalin Resigns, Retracts
The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam lived up to its reputation for high d r a ma o n S u n d ay when t h e Dravidian party appeared incapable of making up its mind on the resignation of its star campaigner and treasurer, MK Stalin.
After news filtered in that Stalin, the face of the party, had quit all party posts owning moral responsibility for the DMK’s drubbing in the parliamentary elections, he supposedly took it back within hours on advice from his father and party chief M Karunanidhi. But later in the evening the DMK patriarch denied that Stalin had submitted his resignation. Stalin’s brother and bitter rival, MK Alagiri, who was expelled from the party prior to the elections on disciplinary grounds, called the events a drama. “This is drama that was enacted very well by Stalin. He wants to be the president of the party and this is just a rehearsal session for that,” he said.
“Now that the party has lost in elections Stalin knows that his position would be bleak and this is the right time for him to throw tantrums and convince Karunanidhi to give him the president post.”