DMK convenes meet to condole Karuna's death, TN Cong backs demand for Bharat Ratna
The DMK today said a meeting of its executive committee will be held on August 14 to condole the death of party president M Karunanidhi.
The meeting's agenda is to condole the death of Karunanidhi, a release issued by party general secretary K Anbazhagan said.
Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu Congress Committee president Su Thirunavukkarasar backed the demand for posthumously conferring "Bharat Ratna" on Karunanidhi.
In a statement, he urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to honor the departed leader in view of services to the people as a five-time chief minister and contribution to the Indian polity.
Earlier in the day, DMK Rajya Sabha member Tiruchi Siva made the demand in the Upper House.
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