The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson and Congress leader Sonia Gandhi on Sunday unveiled the bronze statue of late Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader M. Karunanidhi at Anna Arivalayam, the DMK headquarters in Chennai.
DMK President M.K. Stalin welcomed Sonia Gandhi at the party headquarters.
The statue has been installed beside the statue of DMK founder C.N. Annadurai on the premises.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Puducherry Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy were among those who were present at the function.
Rahul Gandhi took to his twitter account and said, “The statue of Kalaignar Karunanidhi, one of India’s great sons, was unveiled in Chennai today. I thank Shri M K Stalin, friends from the DMK & Congress & the great people of Tamil Nadu, for the warmth & affection they showered on me & Sonia Ji at today’s function.”
Actor-turned-politician Rajnikanth also showed his presence at the function.