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Karuna burial;Deal with DMK demand in a dignified way,says CPI

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

: The CPI today urged the government to deal in a "dignified way," DMK's demand for allotment of space at the here for burying its late leader M Karunanidhi, saying it should "not create any hurdles" in this regard.

D condoled the death of and heaped praise on the 'fighter.'

Referring to the AIADMK government's refusal to provide space at the to bury Karunanidhi, said the late leader should be given an "honourable last journey."

"as a party and Karunanidhi's family requested for space at the Marina. The must deal with the issue in a dignified way, accepting the request," he told

The government "should not create will be a dishonor for such a person," he said.

"I appeal to the to accept the request of the and the family," he added.

A controversy erupted tonight after the government rejected the opposition DMK's demand for allotting space on the for the burial of and offered space near the memorials of former Chief Ministers C Rajagopalachari and K Kamaraj.

Heaping encomiums on Karunanidhi, said he was "one of the outstanding leaders" not only in Tamil Nadu, but across

"The demise of Kalaignar (Karunanidhi) is a huge shock to everybody. He was one of the outstanding leaders, not only in Tamil Nadu, but in He was a fighter for social justice, promotion of Tamil language and culture, state rights and autonomy," the said.

Raja recalled his "close association" with and hailed his contribution in government formation during the UPA regime.

Karunanidhi was a "great" writer, orator, poet, dramatist and a "multi-dimensional personality," he added.

"He leaves behind a great legacy which will inspire a generation," Raja said.

Karunanidhi passed away here today after a prolonged illness.

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First Published: Tue, August 07 2018. 22:50 IST