DMK’s Stalin Re­signs, Re­tracts

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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.”

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