Tamilnadu Assembly election : Stalin to be elected DMK Legislature party leader tomorrow

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Chennai, May 3 : After guiding his party to a resounding win in the April six Tamilnadu Assembly elections, the DMK Legislature Party meeting will be held tomorrow in which Party President M K Stalin will be elected as its leader.

All the newly elected MLAs are requested to attend the meeting at 1800 hrs at DMK headquarters Anna Arivalayam tomorrow

without fail, DMK General Secretary Duraimurugan said in a

statement on Monday.

At the meeting, Mr Stalin, who catapulted the DMK to power

after a gap of ten years, will be elected as the Legislature Party


After this, the Chief Minister-designate Stalin will meet Governor

Banwarilal Purohit and stake his claim to form the next government.

On the invitation from the Governor, Mr Stalin would be sworn in

as the Chief Minister for the first time, heralding DMK’s rule for the

sixth term in the State.

The DMK-led Front won 159 of the 234 seats, with the DMK getting

a simple majority on its own having won 133 seats. Its allies Congress

and VCK won 18 and four seats respectively, while CPI and CPI-M

bagged two seats each.

The AIADMK -led front bagged the remaining 75 seats–AIADMK (66),

PMK (5), BJP (4).

Soon after he was declared winner by a margin of over 70,000 votes

from Kolathur constituency in the city for a third term in a row, Mr Stalin

went to his father M Karunanidhi’s memorial at the Marina, placed the

victory certificate and sought his blessings.

He also paid tributes to late leader Annadurai’s memorial there late last


Later talking to reporters, Mr Stalin said taking into account the second

wave of COVID-19 pandemic, the swearing-in ceremony of the new DMK

government will be a low key affair and will be held at Raj Bhavan.

The date of the swearing-in ceremony will be decided soon after holding

discussions with the officials, he said.

He said that the DMK’s work would make people, who voted for the combine

led by it happy and also make others who did not favour it to ponder as to why

“we did not vote for the DMK and its allies.

Mr Stalin also said that he would take immediate steps to implement the

promises made in the DMK manifesto, which he termed as the 10-year

vision document.

‘People have given a massive mandate for the DMK-led Secular Progressive

Alliance in the Assembly polls”, he said and thanked all those who worked

towards it.

People have realised that the state has ‘gone deep down’ during the 10-year

rule of AIADMK and to correct it, has voted for the DMK and its allies, he said

and promised to fulfill the aspirations of the people.


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