Karunanidhi First Death Anniversary Event Highlights: The first death anniversary of former Tamil Nadu chief minister and DMK stalwart M Karunanidhi was observed in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday. DMK cadres, led by party chief MK Stalin and Kanimozhi, took out a peace march to the memorial of Karunanidhi on the Marina beachfront at Kamarajar Salai. Later in the day, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee unveiled a statue of the former DMK supremo.
Addressing the crowd at YMCA Auditorium in Tamil, Mamata started her speech with the traditional Tamil greeting ‘Vanakkam’. Mamata Banerjee said just like Mahatma Gandhi and B R Ambedkar, Karunanidhi too had worked towards the welfare of the people in the state. “He is no more but he is very much alive in our hearts,” she said.
Speaking about the bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir and the arrest of former CMs, Mamata Banerjee said, “We are ready to sacrifice our lives but we cannot sacrifice our Tamil land, we cannot sacrifice our Bengal land, we cannot sacrifice our country.” Stalin said the special status should not have been revoked in Kashmir and added that the BJP was spreading communal hatred.