Tamil Nadu

New leaders, old problems

Print edition : February 03, 2017

AIADMK general secretary V.K. Sasikala and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam at the India Today Conclave in Chennai on January 9. Photo: V. GANESAN

M.K. Stalin meeting the DMK patriarch M. Karunanidhi after being elected working president at the party's general council meeting, in Chennai on January 4. Karunanidhi could not participate, for first time in 48 years. Also seen are senior leaders K. Anbzhagan (left) and Durai Murugan. Photo: PTI

Deepa Jayakumar, niece of Jayalalithaa, addresses supporters gathered outside her residence in Chennai on January 8. Photo: B. JOTHI RAMALINGAM

In Tamil Nadu, the AIADMK is on unstable ground with Sasikala Natarajan’s elevation as party chief. The DMK may be on firmer terrain, but its new working president, M.K. Stalin, has his own set of challenges to face.
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