Chennai: MK Stalin, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) treasurer and party chief M Karunanidhi`s son on Sunday strongly denied rumours of his resignation from the party post saying 'news of his resignation is mere speculation'.
According to reports, blaming the media for speculation, the DMK treasurer said, “This news (resignation of Stalin) is speculation. Someone with vested interests has done this to create confusion in the party. I strongly condemn it.”
However, as per reports, the supporters of Stalin's want him to replace senior party leader K Anbazhagan as the DMK General Secretary.
As soon as the news was spread that Stalin had threatened to resign from the treasurer post as he was unhappy over not being elevated as the DMK General Secretary, several party cadres, including some of its district secretaries, assembled in front of Stalin's house today morning.
Refuting the reports, Stalin said, "I don't aspire for any post in the party. I will work for the party without any expectations of party posts."
DMK senior leader K Anbazhagan holds the position of General Secretary and Stalin was asked to continue as the treasurer of the party, which reportedly led to his decision to resign.
The nominations filing for the post of partys president, general secretary, treasurer and four audit committee members will take place on January 7. The election will be held on January 9.
DMK General Secretary Anbazhagan had said earlier that the nomination fee for all the posts was Rs 25,000. Each nomination should be proposed and seconded by five general council members.
Earlier, in May 2014 Stalin had offered to give up his party post following the party's rout in the Lok Sabha polls.
The run-up to the Lok Sabha election saw a bitter fight in the party's first family, leading to the dismissal of Stalin's elder brother MK. Alagiri, the DMK south zone organising secretary.