DMK, AIADMK pay tributes to Anna on 106th birth anniversary

Veteran Dravidian leader and former chief minister CN Annadurai was remembered in the state on the occasion of his 106th birth anniversary.

Chennai: Veteran Dravidian leader and former chief minister CN Annadurai was remembered in the state on the occasion of his 106th birth anniversary.

DMK president M Karunanidhi, accompanied by senior leaders including MK Stalin, paid floral tributes to the portrait of Annadurai, fondly addressed as Anna by his followers.

AIADMK leaders also paid tributes to the leader under party's Presidium Chairman E Madhusudhanan.

MDMK leader Vaiko and DMDK founder Vijayakanth also paid floral tributes to Annadurai. In Delhi, Principal Resident Commissioner of Tamil Nadu House, Jasbir Singh Bajaj, garlanded a statue of Anna.

Annadurai, founder of DMK, ushered in the first non-Congress government in Tamil Nadu. His party had unseated the Congress government in 1967 and he became the Chief Minister.

A veteran Dravidian leader, he is respected across party lines.

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