Tamilnadu - M. K. Stalin

M. K. Stalin

Muthuvel Karunanidhi Stalin மு.க. ஸ்டாலின் born March 1, 1953 is an Indian politician and former actor, better known as M. K. Stalin. He is the son of the current Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Karunanidhi, and was born to his second wife and named after Joseph Stalin, who had died in the same year as his birth. Stalin completed his graduation in history from Nandanam Arts College, Chennai in University of Madras. 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. His elder brother M.K. Azhagiri is theMinister of Chemicals and Fertilizers. His step sister Kanimozhi is a Rajya Sabha member.



Deputy Chief Minister of Tamilnadu

Born : March 1, 1953 (1953-03-01)
(age 56) Madras, Tamil Nadu.
Political party : DMK
Spouse(s) : Durga alias Saantha
Children Udhaynidhi Stalin, Senthamarai Sabarish
Residence : Chennai
Website : www.mkstalin.net

Political career

Stalin was born in Madras, now Chennai. His political career began when as a 14-year old, he campaigned in the 1967 elections. In 1973 Stalin was elected to the General committee of the DMK. He came to limelight when he was jailed under MISA for protesting against the Emergency. Stalin has been elected 4 times to the Tamil Nadu Assembly since 1989 from the Thousand Lights constituency in Chennai. Stalin became the city's first directly elected Mayor in 1996. Stalin was reelected Mayor in 2001 , however, the then Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa enacted the Tamil Nadu Municipal Laws 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 in a move widely seen as aimed at removing as Chennai's Mayor 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 City Municipal Corporation Act, 1919, a person cannot be Mayor for two consecutive terms though unlike Stalin earlier mayor were not directly elected. Stalin did not appeal in the Supreme Court Stalin has been arrested several times on various public issues since he was first arrested in 1975 under MISA, which is close to terrorism and goondas act. severe physical punishment has been imposed on him previously. Karunanidhi midnight arrest in which Karunanidhi, Stalin, Maran, and others were arrested and charged in the flyover scam. This was widely considered to be an act of political vendetta, as the FIR or police complaint was lodged on Friday night and the arrests were carried out only a few hours later on Saturday morning. While the arrests took place in 2001, the chargesheet was only filed in court four years later, in 2005.
He was one of the main reason for victory DMK-Allied-UPA in the Indian general election, 2009.