Chennai: Premalatha, wife of DMDK founder and chief Vijayakanth, was made the treasurer of the party today at a meeting organised by the party high command at its Koyambedu headquarters here. Premalatha has not held any post in the DMDK prior to this.
A party member said, “Everybody in the DMDK knows Premalatha has been involved in the party’s functioning right from the beginning, even when Vijayakanth was still active. She has been part of all important decisions of the DMDK. She has played an active role in nominating members for party posts, taking care of accounts and organising election campaigns. It is the right decision.”
The high-level DMDK functionary meeting today was headed by Vijayakanth and the party’s State and district leaders were in attendance. Important internal decisions that were pending due to Vijayakanth’s illness were taken today.
Sources said it was unanimously decided at the meeting to make Premalatha the treasurer. Vijayakanth, who is DMDK’s president and holds the post of general secretary, too, has been made its permanent general secretary.
V Elangovan was made the presidium chairman and Azhagapuram Mohanraj has been appointed the propaganda secretary of the DMDK.