MK turns 86, celebrates with full gusto

MK turns 86, celebrates with full gusto


Central and state ministers and DMK workers called on the octogenarian leader at the party's headquarters 'Anna Arivalayam' here.

Before reaching the party office, Karunanidhi celebrated his birthday with his family members and visited to the memorials of his mentor the late C N Annadurai and Dravida Kazhagam founder the late E V K Periyar.

The birthday of the DMK patriarch, holding the Chief Minister's post for the fifth time, comes at a time when his party has registered a thumping victory in the Lok Sabha polls bagging 18 out of 39 seats in the state.Karunanidhi recently solved his succession issue by anointing his second son M K Stalin as his deputy and ensuring a Union cabinet berth for his Madurai-based son and first time MP M K Azhagiri. His grand nephew and former Union IT Minister Dayanidhi Maran has been made Union Textile Minister.Hundreds of party workers thronged Anna Arivalayam, dressed in party colour and carrying a variety of birthday gifts for their beloved leader.Union and state ministers, including A Raja, MPs Arcot N Veerasamy, Duraimurugan, D Napolean and many others called on the DMK patriarch.

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