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Chief ministers, political leaders pay homage to Karunanidhi

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

Several Chief Ministers and political leaders paid tribute to late DMK chief M Karunanidhi at the here today.

H D Kumaraswamy, CM Pinarayi Vijayan, Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao, CPI(M) Prakash Karat, former chief ministers of and Uttar Pradesh, Oommen Chandy and Akilesh Yadav respectively, among other leaders paid homage to the departed

Governor P Sathasivam accompanied Vijayan and of Opposition

"He was a of our country and a very When he was a chief minister, he was very considerate towards Kerala and Keralites. I remember our good relationship," Chandy said.

Also, those from the Tamil film fraternity paid tribute to the departed DMK patriarch.

Vairamuthu broke down while speaking to reporters as he quoted a poem written by Karunanidhi after Periyar E V Ramasamy's demise.

"Can we accept destruction of just because it is an old structure? Just like what Karunanidhi wrote for Periyar's demise, we cannot accept the fact that that Kalaignar is no more," he said.

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First Published: Wed, August 08 2018. 15:25 IST