Sonia Gandhi Unveils DMK Patriarch M Karunanidhi's Statue In Chennai

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Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, former UPA Union Minister P Chidambaram, TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan, Rajnikanth, BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha were in attendance for the event

Written By Apoorva Rao | Mumbai | Updated On:

DMK Patriarch M Karunanidhi's statue was unveiled on Sunday in a grand event organised by his son and DMK President MK Stalin at party headquarters — Anna Arivalyam.  UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi unveiled the statue.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, former UPA Union Minister P Chidambaram, TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan, Rajnikanth, BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha were in attendance for the event.

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Many other industrialists & film fraternity have come for the event.

DMK has invited both Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan for the event since both the leaders were close to M Karunanidhi. But Kamal Haasan will not be present as he has some other commitment for the day, said sources. 

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UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi being received by former Union Minister P Chidambaram and Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi in Chennai.

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Muthuvel Karunanidhi, the towering Dravidian icon whose intellectual prowess and pragmatism shaped the political narrative in Tamil Nadu over the past few decades, has died at the Kauvery Hospital in Chennai. Muthuvel Karunanidhi was one of the most prominent politicians in the country. Kalaignar, as he was fondly known as, served as Tamil Nadu CM for numerous years, on the Opposition for just as many, and had an influence in the state which few other leaders can match up to. He had been active in politics since 1957, and won 13 straight assembly elections, including to the Tiruvarur seat in 2016.

READ: Rajinikanth To Attend Statue Unveiling Ceremony Of Karunanidhi, To Share Stage With Opposition Leaders: Sources

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