Chennai: The government of Tamil Nadu’s Palaniswami government has faced a criticism for rejecting the DMK’s request for M Karunanidhi burial next to the grave of his political mentor CN Annadurai along Marina Beach. Congress President Rahul Gandhi asked the E Palaniswami government to be magnanimous and the CPM general Sitaram Yechury described the AMADMK government’s dental of the burial site “ most unfortunate”. The DMK said the AIADMK’s refusal to permit the burial was plain and simple”, “political vendetta” and reeks of pettiness”. The DMK party given an attack that Karunanidhi led for nearly 50 years, which also approached the Madras High court against the state’s decision.
The spokesperson and Lawyer of DMK said to the reporters “ We are not asking for a memorial at this stage but we want only that he should buried next to his mentor, Anna”. He also added after the high court’s unprecedented hearing past midnight. The state government did not spe;; out this stand in the court and will resume hearing this morning at 8am and is expected to pronounce its order by 8:30 am.
Mr. Saravanan spoke during the midnight session of court hearing that how the AIADMK government had no qualms when it buried AIADMK matriarch and former chief minister J Jayalalithaa at the MG Ramachandran memorial, her mentor. He also said Anna square, the memorial built in memory of former chief minister, was not covered under the coastal regulation Zone that bars construction within 500 metres from the waterfront.
The DMK leader said “ We also informed the court how the government is proposing to construct a 3,400 – 3,500 square feet building for Ms Jayalalithaa’s memorial but is refusing to give 6 feet of land for Karunanidhi”,. He also added the a reference of Rs 50 crore memorial that the AIADMK government is planning to build for its leader. The memorial is modeled on phoenix to symbolise Jayalalithaa’s grit and political comebacks.