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Vaiko joins demand to confer Bharat Ratna on Karunanidhi

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

today demanded that the Centre posthumously confer on M Karunanidhi a day after raised a similar demand in Parliament.

While paying tribute to Karunanidhi, said in a statement that 'Kalaignar' (as Karunanidhi is fondly called) received love and affection from people across the country and urged the centre to confer the on the late as part of honouring him.

Yesterday, during the Zero Hour in Rajya Sabha, member 'Tiruchi' Siva asked the Centre to 'posthumously' confer on Karunanidhi as a tribute to his exemplary work for the people.

Many members, including of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad, supported Siva's demand.

Meanwhile, working M K along with senior party leaders paid floral tributes at Karunanidhi's on the Marina beachfront.

As people continue to throng the site, party MLA J Anbhazhagan said arrangements have been made to serve free food and water to them.

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First Published: Sat, August 11 2018. 20:40 IST