While there was chaos in the AIADMK after Jayalalithaa’s demise, the transition in the DMK happened with relative ease
National level leaders of various political parties are expected to attend the function to unveil the life-size statue on December 16.
After knowing about the hospitalisation and failing health of Karunanidhi and later his death, 248 party workers died, a resolution adopted at the party general council meeting said.
Stalin first campaigned for the DMK at the age of 14 years during the 1967 elections.
Alagiri, the elder son of Karunanidhi, was once considered a party strongman and Madurai is his fiefdom.
M K Alagiri and M K Stalin, the two sons of the DMK doyen, have been at loggerheads for years now before the former was expelled from the party in 2014
The Madras High Court earlier in the day, dismissed all pending petitions challenging burials on the Marina.
Modi, who arrived here from New Delhi by a special flight earlier in the morning, was accompanied by Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and state unit leaders of the BJP, besides those of the DMK and the AIADMK.
After observing a moment of silence in his memory, Lok Sabha proceedings were adjourned for the day.
The 94-year-old leader breathed his last at the Kauvery Hospital in downtown Chennai at 6.10 p.m after waging a grim battle for life for 11 days, the hospital said.
Karunanidhi, who was being treated for fever due to urinary tract infection, was admitted to the hospital in Chennai early on July 28
Naidu, the TDP supremo, visited the Kauvery Hospital and enquired about Karunanidhi's health from his son and DMK working president M K Stalin.
The 94-year-old leader was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of Kauvery Hospital around 1:30 am. The hospital, in a statement, said he was brought there after his blood pressure had dropped.
The veteran politician's Gopalapuram residence was decked with flowers as scores of party cadres began to converge since last night and cut a cake to mark the occasion.
This was the first meeting between the two leaders after Modi became the prime minister in May 2014. The meeting lasted about 20 minutes. Modi sat next to wheelchair-bound Karunanidhi, 93, and held his hands.
The meeting between the two leaders lasted about 20 minutes. Modi sat next to Karunanidhi and held his hands.
"During his visit to Tamil Nadu today, PM Sh Narendra Modiji will visit senior-most leader from the state and former CM M Karunanidhi," BJP national general secretary P Mualidhar Rao said in a tweet.
The former chief minister was admitted for a "minor procedure - change of (Percutaneous endoscopic gastronomy) PEG tube," Kauvery Hospital Executive Director S Aravindan said in a statement. After the completion of the procedure which took about 40 minutes, Karunanidhi was discharged, hospital sources said.
The nonagenarian leader "has been admitted for a minor procedure - change of (Percutaneous endoscopic gastronomy) PEG tube. He will be discharged from the hospital later today," Kauvery Hospital Executive Director S Aravindan said in a statement.
DMK President M Karunanidhi was today hospitalised here for further treatment of a drug-induced allergy that has virtually kept him out of public activities for the past one month.
The hospital authorities said that Karunanidhi was "admitted for optimisation of nutrition and hydration." "He is stable and being treated by a team of doctors. He will be in the hospital for few days," Aravindan Selvaraj, Executive Director of the hospital said.
Immediately after being sworn in, Jayalalithaa drove to Fort St George where the Secretariat is located and signed five files to fulfil five of her electoral promises, as mentioned in her party manifesto.
J Jayalalithaa will be sworn in for a second consecutive tenure along with 28 ministers. Jayalalithaa will be starting her fourth term in office. Earlier, she was the Chief Minister of the state from 1991 to 1996, the second term was between 2001-06 and third from 2011-16.
"This election has upheld true democracy shattering to pieces the campaign of lies of DMK. This election has put a permanent full stop to the family rule," she said in a statement as her party forged ahead in the counting of votes polled in the May 16 Assembly elections.
Jayalalithaa has bucked Tamil Nadu's trend of voting out a party after every five years. Except her mentor MG Ramachandran, nobody has done that in the last 30 years. She has also returned to power for the fourth term since 1991.