Failing health of party supremo Dr M Karunanidhi has come as a cause of concern and the party is making way for an official number two. Despite multiple meetings between Stalin, Azhagiri and Karunanidhi, no mention of Azhagiri's role in the party has come so far.
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Stalin is expected to lead the party in Karunanidhi's unavailability due to ill health. Neither Stalin nor the party has officially announced the same.