A veterinary doctor and agriculturist, KP Ramalingam hails from Salem district and belongs to the Gounder community, which holds sway in the western region of Tamil Nadu
Alagiri rally: Thousands march to Karunanidhi's mausoleum in show of strength; DMK silent on re-induction
Dressed in black, to condole Karunanidhi's death, Alagiri joined the rally from near Triplicane Police station and came to the Marina beach on an open vehicle, accompanied by his elder daughter and thousands of supporters afoot.
MK Alagiri rally: Ex-DMK leader holds march, pays tribute to Karunanidhi in apparent show of strength; Stalin silent on his re-induction
MK Alagiri rally LIVE updates: Alagiri and his elder daughter paid floral tributes at the Karunanidhi memorial
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Lakhs of workers, peasants and agricultural workers from across the country are gearing up to make the Mazdoor Kisan Sangharsh Rally in Delhi on Wednesday a historic success.
MK Stalin takes charge as DMK president: Revolting Alagiri, upcoming Lok Sabha polls has strewn path ahead with challenges
DMK leader and son of late M Karunanidhi, MK Stalin was appointed as the president of the party on Tuesday, ushering in a new era in Tamil Nadu politics. However, as the chief Opposition leader in the state, Stalin has many challenges ahead of him.
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Stalin also hit out at the AIADMK and said that the party is not working for the people.
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The election of Stalin as the DMK president is likely to be a smooth affair as all the 65 district secretaries of the party have proposed his name for the top post and his is the only nomination.
MK Alagiri says DMK will face 'threat' after his Chennai rally, claims he never hankered for party chief's post
Days after claiming that all loyal DMK workers were with him, MK Alagiri also appeared to be reaching out to estranged brother MK Stalin to facilitate his re-entry into the party.
Dissidence brews in DMK: Stalin shouldn't fear Alagiri's legacy claims, but needs to tread path with caution
Whenever Karunanidhi spoke about Stalin being his heir, he did so in the tones of a schoolteacher praising the performance of a pupil without a final word about what reward he would get and when.
DMK party meet LIVE updates: MK Stalin says, "We need to be united, Karunanidhi's dream was to be in power"
DMK party meet LIVE updates: The DMK on Tuesday held a meeting of its executive committee to condole the death of party president M Karunanidhi.
Alagiri's homecoming bid into DMK a non-starter, but Stalin cannot ignore elder brother's nuisance value
With Stalin's control complete over the DMK, it is tough for Alagiri to make his way back into the party unless mother Dayalu Ammal makes an emotional pitch.
Succession war in DMK after Karunanidhi's death as Alagiri claims 'loyal' supporters are with him, not Stalin
Days after former Tamil Nadu chief minister M Karunanidhi's demise, a succession war has broken out in his family over DMK leadership as Alagiri has claimed that loyal supporters are with him.
Karunanidhi has been not keeping well since October 2016, and some days ago he had undergone a procedure to change his tracheostomy tube.
Karunanidhi had fallen ill due to a drug induced allergy and doctors had advised him to take rest.
Jayalalithaa, for years was referred to as 'Puratchi Thalaivi' but into her third term in 2011, she began to be referred to as Amma.
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While the DMK is getting itself together after its defeat at the hands of AIADMK in 2011 Assembly polls, it can ill afford to have a tone of dissidence from someone who has been the face of the party beyond Madurai in South Tamil Nadu.
Asserting that he had no intention to launch his own party, Alagiri, ousted from DMK last month for anti-party activities, also sought to play the emotional chord saying his father and party chief M Karunanidhi could not disown him as his son.
There is, however, no official word from the party, or supporters of Alagiri about the meeting.