Governance:


Member of Legislative Assembly

- A position that gives an individual an opportunity to work extensively for his/her people, or simply execute what the party leadership asks one to, as and when required. MK Stalin always chose the former hard way, yet abided by the party’s goals and framework.

MK Stalin is considered by many as a conservative MLA sans the full-throated sycophancy and melodrama that has become the norm of Tamil Nadu Assembly these days.

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MK Stalin

MK Stalin

Minister of Local Administration

People know him only as a youth icon and 'Ilaya Thalapathi', or 'Young Commander'.

Following his stint as the Mayor of Chennai in 1996, people were so impressed with his work that he was referred to as "Managara Thanthai", or father of the city. He privatized garbage clearance, worked on improving the city’s infamous public transport system and got about a dozen flyovers and mini-flyovers built. Becoming mayor repositioned him as a serious party organizer and he got noticed by the educated middle-class.

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Mayor

The Corporation of Chennai is headed by a Mayor, and technically the Mayor is the first citizen of Chennai, and he/she is the chief of the Chennai Municipal Corporation, a civic body that has a history of 323 years. Chennai also has the hoary distinction of being the first Mayoralty outside of the United Kingdom and was inaugurated on the 29th of September, 1688.

For a corporation which has such a rich tradition of handling municipal administration, MK.Stalin was the first elected Mayor in its entire history.

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MK Stalin

MK Stalin

Deputy Chief Minister

MK Stalin was the first to hold the office of Deputy Chief Minister, in the entire history of Tamil Nadu. He held office from 29-05-2009 to 15-05-2011.

The Chief Minister Kalaignar Karunanidhi’s health was floundering after a spinal surgery, but the State needed a leader who has a grasp of people’s needs and who is capable of shouldering responsibilities that balance authority, understanding and empathy – MK Stalin, the then Minister of Local Administration, became the natural choice for the position of Deputy Chief Minister – the first ever in the history of democratic Tamil Nadu.

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Party Activity:


Treasurer

MThe DMK is a very dynamic entity. To be elected to a party post here is much more difficult than getting into a position of governance. It is not only considered prestigious to be holding a party position within such a dynamic and democratic Dravidian socio-political outfit, but it is also perceived as a matter of pride to succeed and go up the ladder within a party that as 2 generations of followers and a growing number of young people, ambitious to do their bit to the party.

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MK Stalin

Youth Wing Secretary

Politics. Is that for the outsiders?

Who is an outsider with respect to shaping public policy? Is everyone who is not aware of how public policy is shaped, an outsider? Is politics only for a wealthy minority who have the power and deep pockets to work on propaganda that brain-washes the majority? Is democracy a situation where a small minority that understands how “power” works, rules over a majority which is simply disinterested in these things? Is this a reality that bolsters plutocratic rule, and gets dubbed as democracy?

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