In yet another twist in the family fight over control of DMK in Tamil Nadu, supremo M Karunanidhi has named MK Stalin as his political heir, thereby relegating the already snubbed brother M K Alagiri further into the background.
With Karunandihi getting old and unable to run the party on his own, he had increasingly come to depend on Stalin to do the job day-to-day. This had miffed Alagiri who had announced a split from the party fold after Karunanidhi did not allot him any important task during the last state election that was won by a landslide by Jayalalitha’s AIADMK.
Karuna is already 93 and has confined to wheel-chair long back. The party is more or less is being run by Stalin for quite a long time and he is the leader of the opposition too.