M. Karunanidhi (L) Chief Minister of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu and leader of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party attends a meeting besides his son M.K. Stalin, a DMK leader and deputy Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu state, at party headquarters in Chennai March 8, 2011. India's Congress party and a key ally appeared closer to a deal on Tuesday to keep the ruling coalition with a parliamentary majority after threats to quit the government sparked worries of instability in Asia's third-largest economy. REUTERS/Babu (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS)

DMK on Monday announced that its General Council meeting, which was deferred in view of M Karunanidhi’s hospitalisation, would be held on 4 January, 2017 at the party headquarters Anna Arivalayam.

DMK General Secretary K Anbazhagan said that the General Council, originally slated on 20 December under its President M Karunanidhi, will now be held next month.

DMK deputy general secretary V P Duraisamy, told TOI, “Stalin’s name will be proposed for the post of working president and it is only the general council meeting which has the power to appoint a person as working president. There is no need to amend any bylaws as the party constitution has a provision to appoint a working president or deputy leader for the party”.

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