DMK convenes meet to condole Karuna's death, TN Cong backs
demand for Bharat Ratna
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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.
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.)