Later he met his party members at Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam's (DMK) headquarters 'Anna Arivalayam' in Chennai. Karunanidhi birthday, falls at a time when his party has registered a thumping victory in the Lok Sabha polls (2009) bagging 18 out of 39 seats in Tamil Nadu.
DMK supremo recently announced his second son M K Stalin as his deputy there by solving his succession issue. He also ensured a Union cabinet berth for his elder son and first time MP M K Azhagiri. His grand nephew and former Union IT Minister Dayanidhi Maran has been made Union Textile Minister.