Tamil Nadu: DMK general meeting to take place on 4 January

Chennai: 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.

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.

 Tamil Nadu: DMK general meeting to take place on 4 January

Karunanidhi. File photo. PTI

The General Council was earlier scheduled on 20 December amidst an increasing chorus from Stalin's supporters for his elevation.

Stalin, also leader of the opposition in the Tamil Nadu Assembly, was expected to be appointed working president of the party in the General Council, the powerful decision-making body of DMK.

However, the meet was deferred following Karunanidhi's hospitalisation due to lung and throat infection. Karunanidhi was discharged from the private hospital on 23 December.

Later speaking to reporters, Stalin said that decisions such as his elevation are "obviously" taken only by the party's decision-making bodies.

"Obviously. Only the General Council and Executive Council decide" on such matters, he said in response to a query in this regard.

Updated Date: Dec 26, 2016 18:14:06 IST