It will be located alongside a refurbished statue of DMK founder and late chief minister CN Annadurai at the party headquarters here, it said. "A life size statue of Dr Kalaignar will be unveiled by all India leaders," the party said in a statement without elaborating further.
The remark appeared to be a signal to bury the hatchet — coming days after Alagiri’s remarks that all true followers of his late father were supporting him, and announcement of a rally of his supporters in Chennai on September 5 to prove his strength.
Leaders representing Congress, Trinamool Congress, CPI(M) and National Conference among others targeted the Centre, after the BJP and JDU representatives left the venue after delivering their speeches, hailing Karunanidhi.
Participating at a memorial event for the former DMK chief, who died on August 7, he said implementation of prohibition was Bihar's tribute to Gandhi on completion of 100 years of the Champaran Satyagraha.
While Stalin's rise in DMK's ranks has not been meteoric in his five-decades-old political career, it was only after his brother Alagiri’s ouster from the party that he got the much-needed elbow room, and only after Karunanidhi retired from active politics did he emerge as the working president.
Rajinikanth said, "For Karunanidhi's burial shouldn't he have Tamil Nadu CM come? Should not the entire cabinet have come? What will people think? Are you MGR (AIADMK founder M G Ramachandran) or Jayalalithaa."
The former Tamil Nadu chief minister was admitted to the hospital following a dip in his blood pressure last month. On July 31, the hospital had said Karunanidhi would require an extended period of hospitalisation due to “decline” in his general health, although his vital parameters have normalised.