DMK chief MK Stalin’s son and actor Udhayanidhi is likely to be appointed the party’s youth wing secretary, a position that his father held for 35 long years – even after becoming a grandfather. The 42-year-old actor is managing director of the family-owned Murasoli Trust that runs the DMK’s mouthpiece Murasoli, founded by his grandfather and former chief minister M Karunanidhi.
The announcement concerning Udhayanidhi’s appointment will be made in the evening today, a party leader told NDTV, asking not to be named.
If appointed, Udhayanidhi would be the fourth member of the Karunanidhi family occupying …
K Stalin’s sister Kanimozhi is a Lok Sabha parliamentarian; his nephew Dayanidhi Maran is a three-time parliamentarian and former union minister… his elder brother MK Alagiri has been a parliamentarian. Mr. Alagiri was expelled by K Karunanidhi after a bitter sibling rivalry for the DMK chief’s chair when their father was alive.
Last month, a former minister in the previous DMK government, Vellakovil Saminathan, offered to resign as DMK’s youth wing secretary citing “personal reasons”.
Though Udhayanidhi formally entered the political arena today, he has been active in the DMK for the last two years. He was one of the party’s star campaigners who toured the state seeking votes for the party before the national election.