Madras HC allows that Karunanidhi's memorial at Marina Beach.
Arguments are now over in the Madras HC. Acting Chief Justice begins dictating orders.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Chennai to pay his last respects to the five times chief minister of Tamil Nadu M Karunanidhi.
Actor Dhanush and his wife Aishwaryaa paid last respects to DMK Patriarch Karunanidhi.
DMK's lawyer says 'You (state govt) have announced state mourning, why not give land for burial? There's no prohibition under Central Govt protocol to allot land at Marina beach for ex-CMs. Lawyers further added, there are 1 crore DMK followers in Tamil Nadu out of 7 crore population of the state and they will be offended if burial land is not allotted for Karunanidhi at Marina beach.
DMK's lawyer says 'Anna, who is the founder of DMK, used to say my life & soul is Karunanidhi. Burying Karunanidhi next to Gandhi Mandapam cannot be termed as a decent burial.'
VCK chief Thol Thirumavalavan has demanded that Bharat Ratna should be conferred upon Karunanidhi. He has also demanded that the former Tamil Nadu CM's memorial should be made near Anna Samadhi
The Madras HC has recoreded contents of counter affidavit filed by state Govt who told Court that DMK could not challenge press release by government expressing inability to allot space at Marina beach for Karunanidhi. The Tamil Nadu Government has stated in its counter affidavit that DMK chief Karunanidhi himself didn't allot land for former CM Janaki Ramachandran after understanding the protocol manual when Karunanidhi was the CM.
Madras High Court Acting Chief Justice records in his order, submissions made by DMK organising secretary RS Bharathi in his affidavit seeking burial land at Marina beach for Karunanidhi.
Deepa Jayakumar and VCK president Thol Thirumavalavan has paid last respects to former Tamil Nadu CM M Karunanidhi at Chennai's Rajaji Hall.
Chennai, Aug 7: The health condition of DMK president M Karunandhi remained critical on Tuesday. Karunanidhi has been hospitalised in Kauvery Hospital since July 28. As his health condition declined on Monday evening, crowd outside Kauvery Hospital started to swell. DMK cadres also continued to mass in large numbers outside the hospital. Catch live and latest news updates on Karunanidhi's health condition here.
Karunanidhi was admitted to Kauvery Hospital for the first time on July 18 for change of tracheostomy tube. On July 26, the hospital said Karunanidhi was suffering from urinary tract infection. On July 28, his condition declined with a drop in his blood pressure. On Monday, the medical bulletin issued by Kauvery Hospital said that Karunanidhi's condition had deteriorated. Since then, his condition has been critical.
Karunanidhi's son M K Stalin met Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami earlier today. He was accompanied by some party colleagues. Meanwhile, the state DGP ordered officials to remain alert. Karunanidhi, one of the most senior politicians in India, was Tamil Nadu's Chief Minister five times but has been ailing for some time.