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DMK plans meeting in patriarch Karunanidhi’s memory
11 August 2018

Election of new president not on the agenda on Tuesday

An urgent meeting of the high-level executive committee of the DMK would be held on August 14 to condole the death of party president M. Karunanidhi, party general secretary K. Anbazhagan announced on Friday.

The meeting would be presided over by Karunanidhi’s son and DMK working president M.K. Stalin.

No other agenda will be taken up at the meeting. Scotching speculation that the issue of electing a new president could be taken up at Tuesday’s meeting, a senior DMK leader told The Hindu, “As per the rules governing the party, the president will be elected only in the general council of the meeting and this should be done 80 days after the death of an incumbent.”

The party has also planned meetings in different parts of Tamil Nadu in memory of Karunanidhi, who headed the DMK for nearly 50 years.

First meeting

The first meeting will be held in Tiruchi on August 17, in which several media personalities, including N. Ram, Chairman, The Hindu Group’s publishing company THG Publishing Private Limited, would participate.

Subsequently, film world personalities will organise a meeting in Coimbatore, where Karunanidhi had started his cinema career as a scriptwriter, before moving to Modern Theatres in Salem.

Another meeting is being organised at Palayamkottai, where Karunanidhi was kept in the Central Jail.

The events will culminate in a meeting in Chennai on August 30, to be attended by national leaders.



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