Hearing on Marina burial place row over karunanidhi funeral at 8 a.m. today

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The Madras High Court will hold a special sitting at 8 a.m. today to resume the hearing on a petition filed by the DMK seeking permission to bury party leader M. Karunanidhi’s body at the Anna Memorial on the Marina. A Bench, comprising acting Chief Justice Huluvadi G. Ramesh and Justice S.S. Sundar, which commenced hearing on the petition late on Tuesday night, has asked the State government and the Greater Chennai Corporation to file their affidavits on the issue by 8 a.m. Earlier, a controversy erupted over the final resting place of Mr. Karunanidhi, with his party seeking to bury him at the Anna Memorial. However, the AIADMK government, citing legal hurdles, offered a two-acre site at Gandhi Mandapam on Sardar Patel Road, opposite Anna University. Former Chief Ministers C. Rajagopalachari, K. Kamaraj and Bhaktavatsalam have their memorials at the Gandhi Mandapam, while C.N. Annadurai, M.G. Ramachandran and Jayalalithaa were interred at the Marina.

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