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Like Jayalalithaa, Karunanidhi deserves to be given space on Marina Beach: Rahul

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Amid a controversy over AIADMK government's rejection of DMK's demand for giving space for M Karunanidhi's burial at the in Chennai, today said the DMK patriarch deserves a space there like former J

Gandhi said he was sure the current leaders of will be "magnanimous" in this time of grief.

"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," Gandhi said on

Gandhi's remarks came after a controversy erupted tonight following the government's rejection of the opposition DMK's demand for allotting space on the for the burial of

The AIADMK offered space near the memorials of former chief ministers and K Kamraj.

DMK working M K Stalin, recalling the long public life of Karunanidhi, had written to K Palaniswami seeking space inside the mausoleum complex of the departed leader's mentor C N Annadurai at the Marina.

had also met the hours before his father's death.

A government statement said it was "unable to allot space at Marina beach owing to several pending cases in the and legal complications".

died in Chennai today after waging a grim battle for life for 11 days.

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