Chennai, Aug 28: Congress president Rahul Gandhi and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today congratulated DMK president M K Stalin on his elevation to his party's top post.
"Congratulations to Shri M K Stalin on being elected President of the DMK. I wish him happiness & success as he begins a new chapter in his political journey. @mkstalin #DMKThalaivarStalin," Gandhi said on Twitter.
Banerjee also took to Twitter to greet the 65 year-old DMK leader. "Congratulations and best wishes to @mkstalin for being elected President of the DMK @arivalayam," the TMC chief wrote on the micro-blogging site.
My congrats to MK Stalin. I wish him the best future. I have nothing against him. Ideologically we are still far apart. But his father’s sins cannot visit on him.— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) August 28, 2018
Hearty congratulations to Shri MK Stalin on his unanimous election as President DMK party Under his leadership DMK party will be strengthened and he will lead Tamil Nadu for development— V.Narayanasamy (@VNarayanasami) August 28, 2018
Taking pride to wish Stalin Uncle, Thalapathy @mkstalin Sir, All the very best on being elected as President of DMK. Wishing the most deserving heir to the DMK legacy !!— Vishal (@VishalKOfficial) August 28, 2018
Thank q my brother @mkstalin for inviting me for the condolence meeting in Coimbatore for your great legendary father. I wish you all the best and hope to see you as the Chief Minister. pic.twitter.com/n0ZmSXdDih— Mohan Babu M (@themohanbabu) August 26, 2018
MDMK founder Vaiko also greeted Stalin, wishing him many successes in his new post and a long life. Stalin was today elevated as the DMK President, making him the second leader after his late father M Karunanidhi to be elected to the top post of the Dravidian party in about 50 years.
At the party's General Council meeting held here, DMK General Secretary K Anbazhagan said Stalin was elected unopposed, as he was the sole candidate who had filed nomination for the party chief's post on August 26.