Gandhi has accepted the invitation extended to her to attend the event at the DMK headquarters here, expected to be held in the presence of a galaxy of national level leaders of various political parties.
"Unveiling his statue at your party headquarters will be a fitting tribute to Kalaignar (Karunaidhi). It is an honour for me to accept your invitation," she said in a letter to DMK chief and Karunaidhi's son M K Stalin.
Gandhi, also the chairperson of the Congress Parliamentary Party, in her letter November 26 letter, a copy of which was released to media by the DMK, said Karunanidhi would always be remembered as a "great son of soil who dedicated his life to the welfare of the underprivileged, to social justice and to upholding the spirit of our democracy."
Stalin, whose party is a staunch ally of Congress, had on November 11 written to Gandhi requesting her to take part in the statue unveiling event.
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