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Cong hails HC order allowing Karunanidhi burial at Marina

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The today termed the ruling allowing M Kanunanidhi's burial at Chennai's as a huge setback for "proxy callers of conspiring to deny" the DMK patriarch his rightful burial place.

said the court's decision is a huge victory for the DMK and recalled that had strongly supported the idea of a memorial for Kanunanidhi on the

The earlier in the day, dismissed all pending petitions challenging burials on the Marina.

A division bench, which resumed the special hearing of the DMK's plea for a burial space for at the Marina after adjourning it in the wee hours, rejected the state government's contention that there were legal hurdles in way.

"Huge setback for proxy callers of conspiring to deny Kalaignar his rightful Burial place.

"Rahulji strongly supported the idea of a memorial for at Marina. Why are Central/State Govts silent? Huge victory of justice for DMK. Long live Kalaignar," he said on

Gandhi had yesterday said, "Like Jayalalitha ji, Kalaignar was an expression of the voice of the Tamil people. That voice deserves to be given space on I am sure the current leaders of will be magnanimous in this time of grief."

died yesterday evening at the age of 94 following

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First Published: Wed, August 08 2018. 13:20 IST
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