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M. K. Stalin
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M. K. Stalin in 2019
Leader of the Opposition in Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
16 May 2016
DeputyDurai Murugan
SpeakerP. Dhanapal
Preceded byVijayakanth
3rd President of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Assumed office
28 August 2018
Secretary GeneralK. Anbazhagan
Preceded byM. Karunanidhi
ConstituencyKolathur
1st Deputy Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu
In office
29 May 2009 – 15 May 2011
GovernorSurjit Singh Barnala
SpeakerR. Avudaiyappan
Chief MinisterM. Karunanidhi
Preceded byposition established
Succeeded byO. Panneerselvam
Ministers for Department of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj (Tamil Nadu)
In office
29 May 2006 – 15 May 2011
GovernorSurjit Singh Barnala
Chief MinisterM. Karunanidhi
Preceded byVeerapandy S. Arumugam
Succeeded byP. Mohan (politician)
37th Mayor of Chennai
In office
25 October 1996 – 6 September 2002
Preceded byR. Arumugam
Succeeded byM. Subramaniyam
Member of Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
15 May 2011
GovernorKonijeti Rosaiah C. Vidyasagar Rao Banwarilal Purohit
Preceded byconstituency established
ConstituencyKolathur (state assembly constituency)
In office
16 May 1996 – 15 May 2011
GovernorKrishan Kant Fathima BeeviC. Rangarajan P. S. Ramamohan RaoSurjit Singh Barnala
Preceded byK. A. Krishnaswamy
Succeeded byB. Valarmathi
ConstituencyThousand Lights
Personal details
Born
Muthuvel Karunanidhi Stalin

(1953-03-01) 1 March 1953 (age 67)
Gopalapuram, Madras State, (now Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India)
Political partyDravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Spouse(s)Durga alis Shantha (1976-present)
RelationsM. K. Muthu (Half brother)
M. K. Alagiri (Elder Brother)
M. K. Selvi (Elder Sister)
M. K. Tamilarasu (Younger Brother)
Kanimozhi (Half sister)
ChildrenUdhayanidhi Stalin
Senthamarai
ParentsFather: Karunanidhi
Mother: Dayalu Ammal
RelativesKarunanidhi family
ResidenceTeynampet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
OccupationActor, Politician, Activist
Signature
Websitehttp://mkstalin.in/
Nickname(s)Thalapathy
Alma mater BA (History) Presidency College, Chennai University of Madras

Muthuvel Karunanidhi Stalin (born 1 March 1953) is an Indian politician from Tamil Nadu and Leader of opposition in the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly from 25 May 2016. He is the son of the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, M. Karunanidhi.

President of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) political party. He was the 37th Mayor of Chennai from 1996 to 2002 and 1st Deputy Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu from 2009 to 2011.[1][2]

M.K. Stalin was placed 30th position in the India's Most powerful personalities in 2019 by Indian Express.[3]

Early life and family

Stalin is the third son of 3rd Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and DMK Chief M. Karunanidhi, and was born to his wife, Dayalu Ammal. Stalin was born in Madras, now Chennai, on 1 March 1953. Karunanidhi was addressing a condolence meeting for Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, who died only four days after his child was born, and thus decided to name his son after Stalin.[4][5]

Stalin is married to Durga (alias Shantha) and has two children.

He studied in the Madras Christian College Higher Secondary School[6] Stalin completed a pre-university Course at Vivekananda College, and has a degree in history from Presidency College, Chennai in University of Madras.M.K.Stalin has been conferred Honorary Doctorates by the Anna University on Aug 01, 2009.[7][8][9][10]

Timeline

  • In 1976, Stalin was elected as a member of the General Council of the DMK from Gobalapuram Block.[11]
  • In 1980, Stalin forms the DMK youth wing.
  • In 1982, Stalin becomes the youth wing's secretary (a post he held for more than four decades).
  • In 2003, Stalin was appointed as the Deputy General Secretary.
  • In 2008, Stalin was appointed as the DMK's treasurer.
  • In 4 January 2017, Stalin was designated as the Working President of the DMK on 4 January.
  • On 28 August 2018, he was elected unanimously as the DMK President following Karunanidhi’s death. [12]

Politics

His political career began when, as a 14 year old, he campaigned in the 1967 elections.[13] In 1973, Stalin was elected to the General committee of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK).

He came to limelight when he was jailed under Maintenance of Internal Security Act (MISA) for protesting against the Emergency.[14] He wrote his final year BA exams while in prison.[15] Stalin forms the DMK youth wing. in 1982 Stalin becomes DMK youth wing secretary, a post he held for more than four decades.[16]

Stalin contests the Assembly polls unsuccessfully from Thousand Lights constituency in Chennai. in 1989 Stalin contests Assembly polls from Thousand Lights Constituency again, but wins this time. But the DMK government gets dismissed in 1990 before completing its full five-year term. He contests for the third time from the same Assembly constituency, but loses to the AIADMK under Jayalalithaa. Again in 1996 Stalin wins election as an MLA from the Thousand Lights constituency.

in 2011 Stalin changes his constituency for the first time in his political career, moving from Thousand Lights to Kolathur constituency on the outskirts of Chennai city. But he just scrapes through.[17]

Mayor of Chennai

1996: Stalin became the city's first directly elected Mayor in 1996.[18] He privatises conservancy operations in the city and constructs nine flyovers and coins a pet project called Singara Chennai (Beautiful Chennai) and makes it a success.[19]2001: Stalin was reelected Mayor in 2001,[20] however, Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa enacted the Tamil Nadu Municipal Laws (Amendment) Act, 2002, a law that prevents a person from holding two elected posts in the government. This law was applied retrospectively to Stalin's case (he was elected Thousand Lights MLA) in a move widely seen as aimed at removing as Chennai's Mayor.[21] However the Madras High Court struck down the law stating that legislative bodies were not "prevented" from making laws affecting the "substantive rights" of persons retrospectively. However, the court held under Madras (now Chennai) City Municipal Corporation Act, 1919,

a person cannot be Mayor for two consecutive terms though unlike Stalin earlier mayors were not directly elected. Stalin did not appeal in the Supreme Court.[22]

Deputy Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu / Rural Development Minister

Stalin became the Minister for Rural Development and Local Administration in the Government of Tamil Nadu after the 2006 Assembly elections. On 29 May 2009, Stalin was nominated as Deputy Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu by Governor Surjit Singh Barnala.[23]

On 3 January 2013, Karunanidhi named Stalin as his heir apparent, thus ending a long time confusion about who would take over the party reins after Karunanidhi's death.[24]

Leader of opposition

In 2016 Assembly election Stalin goes on a statewide tour and undergoes a sartorial makeover, shunning the usual DMK dhoti and white shirt. He sports a trouser and a tee to inspire the youth and calls his rally Namakku Naamey. 2016 Election Stalin wins again from Kolathur constituency and is appointed as the opposition leader.[25][26]

2019 General election - Secular Progressive Alliance

M.K. Stalin formed the Secular Progressive Alliance in Tamil Nadu under United Progressive Alliance in center level and led the alliance in 2019 general election.[27][28]

MK Stalin and his alliance in Tamil Nadu won 39 out of 40 Parliament seats and 12 out of 21 in Assembly by election with 52% vote share.its his first victory after he take charge as DMK President.[29][30]

Elections contested

Elections Constituency Party Result Vote percentage Opposition Candidate Opposition Party Opposition vote percentage
1984 Tamil Nadu state assembly election Thousand Lights DMK Lost 47.94 K.A. Krishnaswamy AIADMK 50.44[31]
1989 Tamil Nadu state assembly election Thousand Lights DMK Won 50.59 Thambidurai SSR ADK JL 30.05[32]
1991 Tamil Nadu state assembly election Thousand Lights DMK Lost 39.19 K.A. Krishnaswamy AIADMK 56.5[33]
1996 Tamil Nadu state assembly election Thousand Lights DMK Won 69.72 Zeenath Sheriffdeen AIADMK 22.95[34]
2001 Tamil Nadu state assembly election Thousand Lights DMK Won 51.41 S. Sekar TMC 43.78[35]
2006 Tamil Nadu state assembly election Thousand Lights DMK Won 46.0 Adi Rajaram AIADMK 43.72[36]
2011 Tamil Nadu state assembly election Kolathur DMK Won 47.7 Saidai Sa. Duraisamy AIADMK 45.78[37]
2016 Tamil Nadu state assembly election Kolathur DMK Won 54.3 J.C.D.Prabhakar AIADMK 31.8[38][39]

Filmography

Actor

Producer

References

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  6. ^ "Star-studded 175th b'day for MCC school". The Times of India. 7 October 2010. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
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  9. ^ "Stalin, Rahman, Annadurai conferred honorary doctorates | Asian Tribune". www.asiantribune.com. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
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Party political offices
Preceded by
M. Karunanidhi
Leader of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
28 August 2018 – Present
Incumbent

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