Karunanidhi and MK Stalin
M. Karunanidhi (L) Chief Minister of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu and leader of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party attends a meeting besides his son M.K. Stalin, a DMK leader and deputy Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu state, at party headquarters in Chennai March 8, 2011. India's Congress party and a key ally appeared closer to a deal on Tuesday to keep the ruling coalition with a parliamentary majority after threats to quit the government sparked worries of instability in Asia's third-largest economy.REUTERS/Babu

The DMK party on Friday, Aug 10 announced that an urgent meeting of its executive committee will be held on August 14, chaired by working president M.K. Stalin.

In a statement issued here, the party said the meeting has been convened to pass a resolution condoling the death of party President and former Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi.

The five-time Chief Minister, who was 94, died at a private hospital here on Tuesday, Aug 7 due to age-related ailments.

The party has directed all the committee members to attend the meeting without fail.

The meeting may also discuss the date to convene the party's general council meeting to choose the DMK President.

DMK party officials said Stalin will be elevated at the general council meeting as party president.