Chennai, September 27: MK Stalin, president of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) has been admitted to the Apollo hospitals in Chennai on Wednesday night. According to reports, Stalin was admitted for treatment of kidney infection. Reports inform that he may undergo a minor surgery for the ailment. The 65-year-old DMK leader is the second president of the DMK after his father M Karunanidhi passed away this year in August. According to a report by The Hindu, the hospital is expected to issue a medical bulletin on Thursday.
DMK Principal Secretary TR Baalu was quoted in a Hindustan Times report that Stalin felt discomfort in his Alwarpet house around 11:45 pm on Wednesday night and was then immediately taken to Apollo hospital. Doctors examining Stalin advised him to take rest for two or three days as he had not got rest. As Stalin has been continuously involved in party works, he did not go for medical check-ups for the past two months, reports informed. Will Teach Modi Government a Lesson, Says MK Stalin After Elected DMK President.
Heralding a new era in Tamil Nadu's opposition party that was led by his father, the late M Karunanidhi, for nearly five decades, Stalin was elevated to the post of DMK president on August 28. DMK principal secretary Durai Murugan was elected treasurer, a post-Stalin vacated recently.
It must be noted that Stalin was the only candidate to file his nomination for the party chief's post on August 26, DMK general secretary K Anbazhagan said. Stalin's elevation, about three weeks after the death of Karunanidhi on August 7, comes amid threats by his elder brother and expelled DMK leader M K Alagiri that the party will have to face "consequences" if he is not re-admitted into its fold.