West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesay unveiled a statue of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi in Kodambakkam here on Wednesday on his first death anniversary. DMK President MK Stalin was also present on the occasion.
Later speaking at the occasion, Mamata Banerjee launched scathing attack on the centre for removing article 370. Advocating for former Jammu and Kashmir CM Farooq Abdullah, she said, “Today I thought that Farooq Abdullah ji should have attended this meeting, but he is not able to come. I saw a video yesterday, he was crying that he cannot even go to his daughter’s house.”
Implying that the centre should have taken the people’s of Kashmir into confidence before making the move, she said,” We’re really concerned. Sometimes, political party can take a decision, but if they take a decision for Tamil Nadu, they’ve to take ppl of TN in confidence. If they take a decision for West Bengal,they’ve to take ppl of WB in confidence.”
Earlier in the day, Stalin along leaders of the party participated in a procession to the memorial of the late party patriarch at the Marina beach.
ormer Defence Minister A K Antony also participated in the procession.
Karunanidhi, who was Tamil Nadu’s longest-serving chief minister, breathed his last on this day last year at the age of 94 after a period of prolonged illness.