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Press Trust of India  |  Puducherry 

The AIADMK in Puducherry today alleged that there was a 'political motive' behind the 'haste' shown by V Narayanasamy in making a slew of announcements to honour the late DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi.

Addressing reporters here, the wing leader A Anbalagan said the announcement made with respect to installation of a bronze statue of Karunanidhi here and in Karaikal among others to commemorate the late showed that Narayanasamy has a "political motive."

Making it clear that the AIADMK did not object to the decision to have a statue of Karunanidhi installed here, Anbalagan said, "when we demanded that a statue of former be erected here, Narayanasamy pointed out that there was a ban on erecting statues by "

"Now Narayanasamy had come out with the announcement to have a statue of Karunanidhi sheerly to gain political mileage," he alleged and questioned the 'haste' on the part of the in doing so.

There was no plea from any quarter in DMK in for a statue even in that state, he claimed.

M Karunanidhi died on August 7, in Chennai, following a brief illness.

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First Published: Sun, August 12 2018. 16:30 IST