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DMK convenes meet to condole Karuna's death, TN Cong backs

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

The DMK today said an urgent meeting of its committee will be held on August 14 to condole the death of M Karunanidhi even as a senior party

All the members of the committee were asked to participate in the meeting without fail. It will begin at 10 am at the party headquarters 'Anna Arivalayam,' here.

The meeting's agenda is to condole the death of Karunanidhi, a release by party K Anbazhagan said.

A similar meeting was held when party founder and Chief Minister C N passed away in 1969, a said.

DMK working M K later told reporters that the committee meeting was only to condole the passing away of Karunanidhi, his father.

He earlier held a meeting with party K Anbazhagan.

A said the meeting may consider a date for holding the general council meet, which is likely to elevate as the

Meanwhile, Congress Committee President Su Thirunavukkarasar backed the demand for posthumously conferring "Bharat Ratna" on Karunanidhi.

In a statement, he urged to honour the departed in view of services to the people as a five and contribution to the Indian polity.

Earlier in the day, DMK Rajya Sabha member Tiruchi Siva made the demand in the

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First Published: Fri, August 10 2018. 20:00 IST