Not Alagiri, not Stalin, but Karunanidhi to continue as CM

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DMK supremo M Karunanidhi
Chennai, Apr 10: The present ruling party in Tamil Nadu - DMK was in a dilemma about their decision that who will be the next Chief Minister of the state if the party will again come to the power. Now, announcing his decision, M Karunanidhi put an end to all speculation.

The present CM of the state, 87-year-old Karunanidhi declared that he will continue as the CM. There were much speculations that who will be the next CM if DMK will manage to continue its reign in the state. The "competition" was between Karunanidhi's two sons - MK Alagiri and MK Stalin. Though the DMK supremo earlier hinted that he will hand over the power to Stalin, the deputy CM.

A daily quoted Karunanidhi as saying, "If elected to power, I will be chief minister for the next five years." Taking a hand on the critics, Karunanidhi said, "Detractors wish there was such a thing (strains between his sons). But it will never happen."

However, it seems that Karunanidhi was determine to end all speculation about DMK and its coalition with Congress. Rejecting all distances with Sonia Gandhi's party, Karunanidhi claimed, "There is nothing wrong in a coalition government. It would depend on the prevailing situation. In the event of any party failing to get a majority, then a coalition government is the only fair solution."

Tamil Nadu is going to hold its assembly election on Apr 13. All parties are busy in the final campaigning for the polls.

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