Expressing grief over DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi's death, former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda today said he has lost his "elder brother."
The nation has lost a "stalwart", Gowda said in his condolence message, recalling his association with theformer Tamil Nadu Chief Minister for over five decades.
"I had met him several times. Every time he made me understand the importance of regional parties.The popular schemes he implemented for the downtrodden people are replicated in various states today," Kumaraswamy added.
Yeddyurappa recalled Karunanidhi's contribution in fostering the bond between people of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu by installing Kannada poet and philosopher Sarvajna's statue in Chennai and unveiling Tamil poet-saint Thiruvalluvar's statue in Bengaluru during his ChiefMinistership.
"Express my deepest condolences on the demise of #KalaignarKarunanidhi. A towering personality in Tamil Nadu politics who also played a significant role at the national level. A true inheritor of the Dravidian movement.
TN politicswill never be the same again.
#RIP," he said in a tweet.
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