Welfare Minister M Kandasamy, Health Minister Malladi Krishna Rao, legislators of ruling Congress and delegates of various outfits were among those who paid homage at the statue.
Workers and leaders of DMK, led by party convenors R Siva MLA and S P Sivakumar, paid floral tributes.
Delegates of different wings of AIADMK led by leader of the party's legislature wing AAnbalagan garlanded the statue.
Representatives of various other outfits also paid homage at the statue.
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