Tamil Nadu

Stalin asks DMK workers to shun pomp, grandeur on his birthday

Deputy Chief Minister M.K.Stalin at the inaguration of Panangal Park at T.Nagar on Sunday. Photo: K. Pichumani

Deputy Chief Minister M.K.Stalin at the inaguration of Panangal Park at T.Nagar on Sunday. Photo: K. Pichumani   | Photo Credit: K. Pichumani

Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister M.K. Stalin, who turns 57 on March 1, has appealed to DMK activists to celebrate his birthday in a “constructive manner” and desist from pomp and grandeur.

Mr. Stalin, considered the political heir of his father and Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi, in a ‘strict request’ to DMK workers said neither banners and cut-outs of his should be erected nor there be any print advertisements.

“Stop any such arrangements if they have been made. Common people should not be disturbed in the name of (my) birthday celebrations,” Mr. Stalin, who is also the DMK treasurer, said in a statement Saturday evening.

Those striving for party’s growth and people’s welfare should celebrate his birthday in a “constructive manner” without any grandeur, Mr. Stalin said.

Earlier, AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa had asked her party men not to indulge in any grandeur during her birthday on February 24 saying she saw no reason for them as the “misrule of DMK” had put the “state on the path of destruction”. She had urged her party workers to do public welfare measures like mass feeding and blood donation.

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