MK Stalin who came into this world on 1 March 1953 is an Indian politician serving as the 8th and current Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. He also served as the party president of the Dravida Munnetra Kalagam (DMK) from 28 August 2018. He is often referred to by his initials MKS , although his full name is M.K. Muthuvel Karunanidhi Stalin. From 1996 to 2002, he served as the 36th Mayor of Chennai and from 2009 to 2011 he was the first Deputy Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. M.K. Stalin was ranked 30th in the 2019 India’s Most Powerful Personality list by The Indian Express. Stalin is the third son of Tamil Nadu’s 2nd Chief Minister and DMK chief M Karunanidhi and his wife Dayalu Ammal. Stalin was born on 1 March 1953, in what is now Chennai (formerly Madras). For more recent events regarding the Tamil Nadu CM, just keep reading!
MK Stalin: 5 Recent Facts You Didn’t Know About The Tamil Nadu CM!
1. MK Stalin’s son joins Cabinet as New Sports Minister:
Late last year (Dec 2022) the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu: MK Stalin’s son Udayanidhi, was inducted as Sports Minister in his cabinet. Stalin was presiding over a memorial service for Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, who died just four days after his son’s birth, and decided to name his son Stalin at the meeting.
Before being given this ministerial post, DMK MLA and Party Youth Wing Secretary Udayanidhi Stalin was sworn in as Minister by Tamil Nadu Governor RN Ravi.
RN Ravi administered the oath of office and secrecy to Udayanidhi in the presence of Chief Minister MK Stalin and his cabinet colleagues in a simple ceremony at Raj Bhavan.
Udayanidhi took the oath in Tamil in the style typical of his father, party chief MK Stalin. The oath taking ceremony was over in 10 minutes. Udayanidhi was felicitated by state ministers and senior party leaders.
2. According to the BBC, MK Stalin is the most popular CM in India:
In a May 2022 survey conducted by IANS-C Voter the results say that the activities of MK Stalin and Pinarayi Vijayan in the southern states have been good in one year after assuming power. At the same time, the results of the survey also show that the people said that ‘the activities of the opposition leaders in all the five states are not satisfactory’.
The results of the survey also revealed which chief minister in India has the most support for his work.
A year after the completion of assembly elections in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Puducherry, West Bengal, and Assam. C Voter Company conducted a survey on behalf of IANS regarding the activities of the Chief Ministers, Assembly Members, and Parliamentarians holding office in these states in this one year.
In this survey, 30 percent of respondents expressed full satisfaction and 51 percent expressed some satisfaction with the functioning of the Tamil Nadu government. At the same time, 17 percent said that they are not satisfied with the functioning of the state government. Next, 41 percent have expressed satisfaction with M.K.Stalin’s performance as the Chief Minister of the state. 44 percent said they were only somewhat satisfied and 13 percent said they were dissatisfied with Stalin’s performance as chief minister.
3. MK Stalin could be a PM candidate according to Farooq Abdullah:
Farooq Abdullah who is a member of Lok Sabha and an Indian politician who was Ex. The President of the Jammu & Kashmir National Conference spoke about Tamil Nadu’s ruling DMK striving for opposition unity.
Responding to a reporter’s question whether Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK Chief MK Stalin could be the prime ministerial candidate, Farooq Abdullah said, “Why not? Why can’t he become Prime Minister? What’s wrong with that? He said.
“First we all have to unite and win. When we win, it will be decided who is the best person to lead and unite this nation,” he said.
This is a great start. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin and DMK are doing a good job to maintain the unity of India. India is unity in diversity. Therefore, they are trying to unite India from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, said Farooq Abdullah.
4. Last year, he met the famous Sivarajkumar and Geeta:
Karnataka’s very own Shivarajkumar met MK Stalin as the couple were on their way to Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
This visit took place at Stalin’s residence in Chennai, which has created curiosity among the fans. What is the purpose of this visit is yet to be known.
Rajkumar’s family has a connection with Chennai from the beginning. Also, politicians and celebrities from different states are associated with this family.
5. In Karnataka, the death of social justice is strong for CM Stalin:
As of 4 Apr 2023, Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin alleged that social justice is being murdered by sharing the reservation given to Muslims in Karnataka among other communities.
He spoke at the first national convention of the All India Social Justice Organization. He criticized that the current reservations are mostly given on the basis of who votes for BJP and who does not.
The reservations given to Muslims have been taken back. They have been shifted to the economically weaker section. The reservation given to Muslims has been divided and distributed to two more communities. This has created animosity between them,” Stalin alleged.
“Similarly, bias is going on among Scheduled Castes too. All this is being done keeping in mind the upcoming Karnataka assembly elections. This classification is done on the basis of who will vote for BJP and who will not. It is clear that social justice is being killed in Karnataka,” he said.
“It is not a standard. A person who is poor today may become rich tomorrow. Or it may be the other way around. Another person may hide the wealth they have. So it is not right to make it a standard for giving reservations,” he opined.