M. K. Stalin
Indian politician
M. K. Stalin
Muthuvel Karunanidhi Stalin is an Indian politician and former actor, better known as M. K. Stalin. He is the third son of famous politician of Tamil Nadu, Karunanidhi, and was born to his second wife, Mrs. Dayalu Ammal and was named after Joseph Stalin. Stalin completed his graduation in history from Nandanam Arts College, Chennai in University of Madras.
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MK Stalin anointed DMK working president, unwell dad skips general council - Times of India
Google News - about 2 months
Times of India MK Stalin anointed DMK working president, unwell dad skips general council Times of India CHENNAI: M K Stalin, son of DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi, on Wednesday became the first working president of the party. With the 93-year old DMK patriarch ailing and the party requiring a full time president, the party finally decided to anoint the ... Winds of change sweep political landscapeThe Hindu MK Stalin named DMK working presidentThe Indian Express Ambitious Stalin shows modesty in acceptance speech, cites dad's frail healthThe New Indian Express Economic Times -NDTV -India Today -Deccan Chronicle all 110 news articles »
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Stage set for stalin coronation at DMK general council meet on Jan 4 - The New Indian Express
Google News - about 2 months
The New Indian Express Stage set for stalin coronation at DMK general council meet on Jan 4 The New Indian Express CHENNAI: Clearly on the cards for a few months now, the coronation of DMK scion M K Stalin looks imminent now with the party's crucial general council meeting scheduled for January 4. An announcement by the general secretary K Anbazhagan on Monday ... DMK meet on January 4 to elevate Stalin as working presidentTimes of India DMK meet may give Stalin larger roleThe Hindu Tamil Nadu: DMK general meeting to take place on 4 JanuaryFirstpost Livemint -Business Standard -News Today -Mumbai Mirror all 9 news articles »
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Stalin sees Jayalalithaa's date of birth in GIM investment amount - Times of India
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Times of India Stalin sees Jayalalithaa's date of birth in GIM investment amount Times of India CHENNAI: DMK treasurer and leader of the opposition M K Stalin on Tuesday said the Tamil Nadu government is silent on the actual investments in the state based on the memoranda of understanding it signed with various companies during the Global ... Jayalalithaa's 'go to' loyalist Paneerselvam runs a tight shipHindustan Times Jayalalithaa off respiratory support- Out of ICUOneindia M K Stalin criticises TN govt on ease of doing business rankingBusiness Standard Press Trust of India -India Live Today -The News Minute -Cosumnes Connection (subscription) all 22 news articles »
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Stalin files petition against removal of his special PA - Times of India
Google News - 5 months
Daily News & Analysis Stalin files petition against removal of his special PA Times of India CHENNAI: DMK treasurer M K Stalin has filed a petition in the Madras high court contesting the removal of his special personal assistant, a deputy secretary rank officer, M Athiseshan. Underlining that according to a Government Order (GO) dated ... MK Stalin Moves High Court Against Removal Of His Personal AssistantNDTV Stalin moves HC against the transfer of his PAThe New Indian Express all 4 news articles »
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Veerapandi Armugham statue unveiled despite police order
The Times of India - about 3 years
Defying a ban by the city police, DMK leader M K Stalin unveiled the statue of party strongman from the region and former minister, the late Veerapandi S Arumugham, in the city in the presence of hundreds of party workers and senior leaders on Saturday evening.
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Karuna's remark sets off Stalin elevation rumours
The Times of India - over 3 years
Speculation is rife within the DMK that the much-awaited elevation of the party's heir-apparent and treasurer M K Stalin will be announced in a couple of months.     
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Cheats mimicking me: Udhayanidhi wife
The Times of India - almost 4 years
Kiruthiga Udhayanidhi, daughter-in-law of DMK treasurer and former deputy chief minister M K Stalin, on Tuesday lodged a complaint with Chennai city police commissioner S George, saying people were impersonating her to cheat party members.     
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Stalin,DMK workers arrested for trying to picket Sri Lanka Deputy High Commission
The Times of India - almost 4 years
DMK leader M K Stalin and thousands of party workers were arrested on Tuesday when they attempted to picket the Sri Lankan Deputy High Commission here.
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Karunanidhi makes it clear, Stalin is his successor - Indian Express
Google News - about 4 years
NDTV Karunanidhi makes it clear, Stalin is his successor Indian Express Putting an end to speculation about his successor, DMK president M Karunanidhi announced on Thursday that his younger son, M K Stalin, would continue his work after him. In the past, Karunanidhi has hinted several times that Stalin is his political ... It will be Stalin after me, says KarunanidhiThe Hindu MK Stalin to succeed Karuna as DMK chiefDaily Pioneer Stalin my successor, hints KarunaBusiness Standard Hindustan Times -Firstpost -Daily Mail all 75 news articles »
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Conflict among leaders robs me of sleep, says M Karunanidhi
The Times of India - over 4 years
Amid reports of rivalry, DMK treasurer and MLA M K Stalin called on older brother and Union minister M K Alagiri at his Madurai residence, triggering rumours of a possible rapprochement.
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HC stays plan to lease out hall in Kolathur
The Times of India - over 4 years
The Madras high courthas askedthecity corporation to maintain status quo with regard to a community hall in DMK treasurer M K Stalin’s assembly Kolathur constituency .
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Chennai police to reopen land grab case against Stalin, five others
The Times of India - over 4 years
The Supreme Court has allowed the city police to reopen a land grab case against former Tamil Nadu deputy chief minister M K Stalin and some others following an appeal by police.
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THE DAYS OF STALIN'S DEATH
NYTimes - almost 34 years
Harrison E. Salisbury was The Times's correspondent in Moscow from 1949 to 1954. This article is adapted from his memoirs, ''A Journey for Our Times,'' to be published by Harper & Row in May. February in Moscow seems like the longest month of the year - day after day of cold wind, gray skies, falling snow; the women in gray quilted jackets and gray
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of M. K. Stalin
    FIFTIES
  • 2013
    Age 59
    Stalin serves as the Treasurer and the Youth Wing President of the DMK. On 3 January 2013, M.K. Karunanidhi named him as his heir apparent, thus ending a long time confusion about who would take over the party reins after Karunanidhi's death.
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  • 2009
    Age 55
    On 29 May 2009, Stalin was nominated as Deputy Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu by Governor Surjit Singh Barnala.
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  • 2006
    Age 52
    Stalin became the Minister for Rural Development and Local Administration in the Government of Tamil Nadu after the 2006 Assembly elections.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2001
    Age 47
    Stalin was reelected Mayor in 2001, however, Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa enacted the Tamil Nadu Municipal Laws (Amendment) Act, 2002, a law that prevents a person from holding two elected posts in the government.
    More Details Hide Details This law was applied retrospectively to Stalin's case (he was elected MLA) in a move widely seen as aimed at removing as Chennai's Mayor. However the Madras High Court struck down the law stating that legislative bodies were not "prevented" from making laws affecting the "substantive rights" of persons retrospectively. However, the court held under Madras (now Chennai) City Municipal Corporation Act, 1919, a person cannot be Mayor for two consecutive terms though unlike Stalin earlier mayors were not directly elected. Stalin did not appeal in the Supreme Court. Stalin has been arrested several times on various public issues since he was first arrested in 1975 under MISA, which is close to terrorism and goondas act. severe physical punishment has been imposed on him previously. Karunanidhi midnight arrest in which Karunanidhi, Stalin, Maran, and others were arrested and charged in the flyover scam. This was widely considered to be an act of political vendetta, as the FIR or police complaint was lodged on Friday night and the arrests were carried out only a few hours later on Saturday morning. While the arrests took place in 2001, the chargesheet was only filed in court four years later, in 2005.
  • 1996
    Age 42
    He contested and became Chennai's 44th mayor but the first directly elected Mayor in 1996.
    More Details Hide Details It was only in his fourth term as MLA that he was made a Minister in the Karunanidhi cabinet and his rise is slow and steady. They further point out that Karunanidhi has even expelled his other sons M.K. Muthu and M.K. Azhagiri when they were guilty of wrongdoing. Actor Producer
    Stalin became the city's first directly elected Mayor in 1996.
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    He was Mayor of Chennai from 1996 to 2002.
    More Details Hide Details Stalin is the third son of famous Tamil Nadu politician Karunanidhi, and was born to his second wife, Dayalu Ammal. Stalin completed his graduation in history from Presidency College, Chennai in University of Madras.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1989
    Age 35
    Stalin was an MLA in 1989 and 1996 when his father Karunanidhi was the Chief Minister but he was not inducted into the Cabinet.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1973
    Age 19
    In 1973, Stalin was elected to the General committee of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK).
    More Details Hide Details He came to limelight when he was jailed under Maintenance of Internal Security Act (MISA) for protesting against the Emergency. Stalin has been elected four times to the Tamil Nadu Assembly since 1989 from the Thousand Lights constituency in Chennai.
  • 1967
    Age 13
    His political career began when, as a 14 year old, he campaigned in the 1967 elections.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1953
    Born
    M. K. Stalin was born in Madras, now Chennai, on 1 March 1953.
    More Details Hide Details He was named after Joseph Stalin, who died later that week.
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