Chennai, Aug 14: The Executive Committee of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam on Tuesday made it clear that the party was solidly behind its Working President M.K. Stalin.
The urgent meeting of the Executive Committee was held at the DMK headquarters here to pass a resolution condoling the death of party chief and former Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi.
The Leader of the Opposition in the Tamil Nadu Assembly, MK Stalin chaired the meeting.
Addressing party leaders, Stalin said “Party has lost our leader but I have lost the leader as well as my father”.
“When Kalaignar was in his last stage I held CM’s hands&pleaded to fulfill his (Karunanidhi) last wish to be buried in Marina Beach but govt didn’t agree”, he added.
Stalin further asserted “I give the entire credit of the victory (burial of Karunanidhi at Marina Beach) to lawyers. If this wouldn’t have happened then surely I would have been the person to be buried along with our leader”.
After the passage of the condolence resolution, speaker after speaker including leaders like Duraimurugan, T.R. Baalu and others expressed their support to Stalin and urged him to take over the party’s mantle.
“Working President, lead us as the party President,” Duraimurugan said to cheers.