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Karunanidhi death anniversary: M K Stalin leads rally in Chennai

M K Stalin along with senior leaders Duraimurugan, and others participated in the march and paid floral tributes to the newly inaugurated statue and the memorial in Marina Beach.

Chennai news, Tamil nadu newsCM M K Stalin along with MPs and MLAs during the silent rally in Chennai.

DMK President and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Sunday led a procession of party leaders in remembrance of his late father and former CM M Karunanidhi on the veteran political leader’s death anniversary on Sunday.

The Chief Minister led a procession to Karunanidhi’s memorial on Kamaraj Salai here, with senior DMK leaders Dayanidhi Maran, K Kanimozhi and state ministers in tow.

Stalin also paid floral tributes to a portrait of Karunanidhi near the latter’s statue, which was inaugurated in May this year, at the Omandurar Government Estate in the state capital.

Senior leaders such as Duraimurugan and DMK MPs, MLAs and workers participated in the march and paid floral tributes to the newly inaugurated statue and the memorial in Marina Beach.


The Chennai traffic police had made traffic diversions in view of the march on Sunday.

Karunanidhi, a Dravidian stalwart and former chief minister of Tamil Nadu, passed away on August 7, 2018.
A marathon was also held in connection with the late leader’s death anniversary.

Karunanidhi , who won over 13 elections, did not lose a single election in 60 years of his political career.  He contested his first election from the Kulithalai constituency in 1954 and won every election until 2016. He did not contest the 1984 elections when he won from Tiruvarur.

 M K Stalin in April announced that from this year onwards, June 3, the birthday of M Karunanidhi, will be celebrated as a government function in the state.

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While making the announcement in the state assembly, Stalin said that Karunanidhi, who had dedicated his life to the people of the state, was the architect of modern Tamil Nadu. He added that Karunanidhi, popularly addressed as Kalaignar, was the only leader in the state who never lost an election and had been the chief minister of the state on five occasions.

(With inputs from PTI)

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First published on: 07-08-2022 at 01:49:02 pm
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