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Sonia to take part in Karuna statue unveiling: DMK

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

will take part in the unveiling of late DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi's statue here on December 16, the party announced Thursday.

Gandhi has accepted the invitation extended to her to attend the event at the 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

Gandhi, also the of the Parliamentary Party, in her letter November 26 letter, a copy of which was released to media by the DMK, said 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.

"A life size will be unveiled by all leaders," the party had said in a statement.

passed away on August 7 this year aged 94 following

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First Published: Thu, November 29 2018. 22:50 IST