Chennai, December 16: The unveiling of the statue of late DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi has turned out to be a massive show of strength for the Opposition parties as leaders of various political outfit are present in Chennai for the event. Rajinikanth Likely to Attend M Karunanidhi’s Statue Unveiling Ceremony in Chennai on Sunday.
The statue was unveiled at 5 pm on Sunday by UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi at Anna Arivalayam, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam’s (DMK) headquarters in Chennai. She will even deliver the keynote address at the venue.
Political leaders like Andhra CM Chandrababu Naidu, Puducherry CM Narayanasamy, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan have reached the venue for the event. The various leaders are expected to address the gathering as well.
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Chennai: UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi unveils former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi's statue, at DMK headquarters pic.twitter.com/hM34stQqof
— ANI (@ANI) December 16, 2018
Karunanidhi, who passed away on August 7 this year aged 94, was addressed as ‘Kalaignar’ by party workers and supporters. The DMK chief, one of the foremost Dravidian politicians in modern times, breathed his last at a Chennai hospital where he was admitted. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami said the DMK leader left his "imprint" in national politics and his demise was a "big loss" to Tamil Nadu.