(This article is authored by Alar)
The next minister to fill the position of Deputy General Secretary will be announced at the general council meeting on October 9th Sunday after Subbulakshmi Jagadeesan, a former minister in the cabinets of M G Ramachandran and M Karunanidhi, resigned from the ruling DMK from her post as Deputy General Secretary.
Senior party leaders, including general secretary Duraimurugan, state water resources minister, and treasurer T R Baalu, were present when Stalin submitted his papers for the nominations list on Friday. The intended result for the versed was the stoking of rumours that party MP Kanimozhi would succeed her.
With Subbulakshmi Jagadeeshan quit the party recently, Thoothukudi MP and Stalin's step-sister Kanimozhi is likely to be promoted to the position of Deputy General Secretary. On Sunday, the GC is anticipated to make the announcement. Even after being promoted to the new position, Kanimozhi will keep her current position as state secretary of the DMK women's wing.
Party president, general secretary, treasurer, and four members of the party's audit panel are among the positions up for election as part of the DMK's 15th organisational polls, which were carried out at the end of September. Five nominees for deputy general secretaries will be formed by the elected party president. The following grouping of the five includes two members of the SC/ST community, two members of the general population, and one woman.
Currently serving as deputy general secretaries are I Periyasamy, A Raja, K Ponmudy, and Anthiyur Selvaraj. The new posts will be announced at the general council meeting at Saint George Wings Convention Centre on Sunday, and most possibly Stalin's half-sister to be selected, is doing rounds.