Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to Chennai on Wednesday to pay his last respects to DMK chief and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi, who died in Chennai on Tuesday evening after a prolonged illness.
”PM @narendramodi will travel to Chennai tomorrow morning, to pay his last respects to Kalaignar Karunanidhi, the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu,”a tweet from the PMO said.
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will accompany Prime Minister Narendra Modi to pay last respect to veteran leader M Karunanidhi in Chennai on Wednesday. “The Raksha Mantri will accompany the prime minister to Chennai for paying tribute to the deceased leader.”
Centre has announced to accord state funeral to departed DMK leader M Karunanidhi, a government statement said here on Tuesday.
“The funeral will take place at Chennai on Wednesday and one day national mourning will be observed throughout the the country. As a mark of respect to the departed leader, the national flag will fly half mast on Wednesday in Delhi, capitals of all states and Union Territories and throughout the Tamil Nadu”, the statement said.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday condoled the death of DMK chief and former Tamil Nadu chief minister M Karunanidhi. ”I am grieved by the passing away of Mr M Karunanidhi, one of the leading and longstanding politicians of our country, who left a mark of his own during his long public life of about 80 years including 56 years as Member of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly”, Veep said in his condolence message.
Senior BJP leader LK Advani on Tuesday condoled death of DMK chief and former Tamil Naidu chief minister M Karunanidhi.
In a condolence message, Mr Advani said, ”I am extremely sad to learn of demise of Mr M Karunanidhi in Chennai..He was a doyen of Indian politics who started his career after Independence.”
” Mr Karunanidhi was a man of committed ideals. He excelled in the field of politics and had also made a valuable contribution to Tamil literature, having written stories, novels and a multiple volume of memoirs.
He had the honour of serving Tamil Nadu for five consecutive terms from 1969 to 2011. He was a prime pillar of the Dravida Munetra Kazhagam political party,” Mr Advani said.
”I offer my heartfelt condolences to all family members of Mr Karunanidhi. I pray to Almighty to rest his soul in peace.” he said.