There are around thousands of people that have surrounded the Rajaji Hall in Chennai just to have a glimpse of Karunanidhi and pay their respect and show their love for the 5 times Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. The 94-year-old Kaliagnar who died yesterday was the leader of DMK party and the ruling AIADMK that slugged into the court over the site of burial.
This Morning, the Madras High Court resumed their hearing on the request of DMK to bury its patriarch at the Marina Beach that is near the CN Annadurai’s memorial that is known as his mentor.
Around midnight, a hearing was called at the home of the acting Chief Minister Huluvadi G Ramesh as the DMK party has taken the help of court after the request was denied by the AIADMK which has skirted the rules to bury in 2016 its chief J Jayalalithaa at the Marina beach near MG Ramachandran’s memorial who was her mentor.
The state government has instead offered the BMK a well stated two-acre plot near the Gandhi Mandapam where the memorial is dedicated to the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi.
Even AIADMK has asked for some time to reply on this petition and told the court today that the Chief Ministers that died in the offer were allotted space in Marina Beach.
The DMK stated, 'Anna (Annadurai), who is the founder of DMK, used to say my life and soul is Karunanidhi. Burying Karunanidhi next to Gandhi Mandapam cannot be termed as a decent burial," He even claimed that more than one crore people will be offended if Karunanidhi was not given a place at the famous Marina Beach.
The DMK argued, "Kamaraja and other Congress chief ministers were laid to rest near Gandhi Mandapam as their ideologies different from the Dravidian movement. The ideologies of AIADMK and DMK are similar so MGR (MG Ramachandran) was allotted space along Marina,"
The DMK said that there is no such law that stated that the Chief Ministers are only eligible for the Marina Beach, "'You (the state government) have announced state mourning, why not give land for burial? There's no prohibition under central government protocol to allot land at Marina beach for ex-chief ministers,"
The government questioned, DMK chief Periyar was the tallest leader of the Dravidian movement. Was he buried at Marina beach?"
The Chief Justice asked the government yesterday whether it is possible to backlash the decision.