Prioritise personal safety, Stalin tells district chiefs
DMK president MK Stalin on Sunday advised his district secretaries to exercise maximum caution while carrying out coronavirus relief to the people.
Chairing a meeting of district secretaries’ less than a week since the demise of Chennai (west) district secretary J Anbazhagan, Stalin insisted on his vulnerable district bosses, according top priority to safety while engaging in distribution of relief under Ondrinaivom Vaa campaign.
A district chief who was privy to the meeting told DT Next that though Stalin had advised in the previous video calls too, he laid emphasis on the district secretaries prioritising personal safety in the togetherness campaign.
A party insider, who was among the participant in the meeting said the DMK chief was unusually emotional during the meeting. It was evident also in the resolution adopted in the district secretaries meeting which recalled the dedication of the deceased Chepauk-Triplicane MLA, who was actively engaged in relief distribution despite him undergoing two organ transplants in the last couple of decades. A party source in the know disclosed that Stalin, in fact, had even arranged for a couple of renowned doctors from afar to treat him, when he was hospitalised for COVID-19 treatment.
The Leader of Opposition was also understood to have regularly contacted a senior bureaucrat in the State to track the movement of doctors at the private hospital where Anbazhagan was hospitalised. The condolence resolution recalled the two grand events Anbazhagan organised in memory of DMK chief M Karunanidhi.