Stalin to meet party MPs, MLAs, district secretaries

Chennai: DMK president M K Stalin will chair a meeting of party district secretaries, MPs and MLAs here on 8 September, focusing specifically on party development.

The meeting, the first such to be chaired by Stalin after he took over as pary chief on 28 August, assumes significance for various factors like the demand of his estranged brother M K Alagiri to re-admit him and his supporters into the DMK.

Stalin was on 28 August elected the new president of DMK unopposed.
The expected by-polls to two Assembly constituencies due to the recent deaths of sitting legislators; DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi (Tiruvarur) and AIADMK MLA A K Bose (Thiruparankundram) and civic polls are set to come up for discussion.

Local body elections are expected in Tamilnadu in view of the State Election Commission apprising the Madras High Court last month that it could notify polls within three months from the day the government accepted its delimitation proposal.

Preparations needed for the Lok Sabha election next year are also likely to be discussed by the party.

A party release by DMK general secretary K Anbazhagan asked district secretaries, MPs (Rajya Sabha) and MLAs to take part in the meet without fail.

NT Bureau