Stalin vs Alagiri: DMK gets its new successor in Stalin

New Delhi, August 28, News24 Bureau: Updated: A page in the History of DMK turns as the party gets its new leader in MK Stalin. Here are the LIVE Updates:

-DMK passes a resolution at party's General Council meeting urging the Union government to confer Bharat Ratna to former Tamil Nadu M Karunanidhi. 

 -Chennai: MK Stalin pays tribute to CN Annadurai and M Karunanidhi after being elected as the President of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) at party headquarters. 

MK Stalin elected as President of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) at party headquarters in Chennai. 

-Stalin vs Alagiri: DMK gets its new successor in Stalin.

-DMK General Council meeting underway at party headquarters in Chennai. DMK Working President MK Stalin has filed his nomination for the post of party president. Image. 

DMK's succession war heats up. It's Stalin Vs Alagiri, the two brothers who are claiming to be the heir apparent of the DMK patriarch Karunanidhi who passed away MK Stalin, DMK acting president, files his nomination for the post of party president. The position of DMK president has been lying vacant after the demise of former Tamil Nadu chief minister M Karunanidhi on August 7. Today, his sons MK Stalin and MK Alagiri will be standing against each other in the party presidential election.Alagiri was expelled from the political outfit in March 2014 by Karunanidhi for slanderous attacks on senior party members and carrying out anti-party activities.Stalin filed his nomination for the post of president on Sunday. Hours after that, Alagiri said he will decide the future course of action after the by-elections are announced."What do I do? You want me to go and propose his name? We will see what to do when bypolls are announced," Alagiri said.The political battle between the brothers got yet more intense after Alagiri on August 13 claimed, "All the supporters in Tamil Nadu are on my side and are encouraging me only. Only time will give the answers; that is all I am willing to say now."Founded by CN Annadurai in 1949, DMK was a breakaway faction from the Dravida Kazhagam that was popularly known as Justice Party until 1944. This political outfit had been headed by Karunanidhi from 1969 until his death in August.Image: MK Stalin with Alagiri and their sister Kanimozhi during their father M Karunanidhi's funeral ceremony at Anna Memorial, in Chennai. Alagiri presented a united front at the funeral only to reveal political aspirations a few days later.  With Agencies