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PTI Last Updated at 10 Aug 2018, 19:08 IST India

DMK convenes meet to condole Karuna's death, TN Cong backs

demand for Bharat Ratna

(Eds: Adds fresh inputs)

Chennai, Aug 10 (PTI) The DMK today said an urgent

meeting of its executive committee will be held on August 14

to condole the death of party president M Karunanidhi even as

a senior party MP

All the members of the committee were asked to

participate in the meeting without fail. It will begin at 10

am at the party headquarters 'Anna Arivalayam,' here.

The meeting's agenda is to condole the death of

Karunanidhi, a release by party general secretary K Anbazhagan


A similar meeting was held when party founder and Chief

Minister C N Annadurai passed away in 1969, a party leader


DMK working president M K Stalin later told reporters

that the executive committee meeting was only to condole the

passing away of Karunanidhi, his father.

He earlier held a meeting with party general secretary K


A party leader said the executive meeting may consider a

date for holding the general council meet, which is likely to

elevate Stalin as the DMK President.

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

honour the departed leader in view of services to the people

as a five time Chief Minister and contribution to the Indian


Earlier in the day, DMK Rajya Sabha member Tiruchi Siva

made the demand in the Upper House.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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