Postponement of the party general council meeting has poured cold water on the plans of DMK district secretary K Ponmudi.
The former minister’s hopes were belied a few days ago after the high command deemed it fit to postpone the meeting in view of the ensuing byelection. Ponmudi, if information trickling out of Anna Arivalayam was something to go by, might have to wait a while. The leadership has deferred its plan to replace incumbent general secretary K Anbazhagan with Duraimurugan and elevate EV Velu to the post of treasurer.
DMK president MK Stalin was content with making amendments that would allow him to acquire the powers of the president for the time being, instead of replacing the ailing general secretary who has been abstaining from active party work due to age-related illness. Ponmudi and KN Nehru might have to wait for a few weeks to become deputy general secretaries like I Periasamy.
— K Karthikeyan, Chennai