DMK wants Centre to confer Bharat Ratna on M Karunanidhi, passes resolution 

WION Web Team
Delhi, India Published: Aug 28, 2018, 12:20 PM(IST)

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Late ex-Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief and five-time chief minister of Tamil Nadu Muthuvel Karunanidhi breathed his last on August 7 in Chennai's Kauvery Hospital.

The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Tuesday passed a resolution at party's general council meeting urging the Union government to confer Bharat Ratna on late former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi.

This comes on a day when Karunanidhi's younger son MK Stalin was elected DMK's chief on Tuesday at party headquarters in Chennai. Stalin later took oath as the party chief.

The position of DMK president had been lying vacant after Karunanidhi's demise on August 7. He was 94.


Karunanidhi was rushed to hospital from Gopalapuram residence in Chennai last month following a sudden drop in blood pressure.

The DMK chief was admitted to Kauvery hospital's Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and was there since then.

The nonagenarian leader was suffering from fever and infection for the past few days and was being treated round-the-clock by a team of hospitals and nursing professionals at his house prior to being admitted to the hospital.

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