DMK treasurer M.K. Stalin has heaped praise on late politician Kamaraj, who was also the State’s chief-minister, by terming him as the ‘model’ chief-minister for the whole country.
Stalin was taking part in a meeting organized by the Tamil Nadu Nadaar Peravai in Chennai to celebrate the 113th birthday of the late politician, widely known as ‘King-maker’ for his ability to choose leaders who ruled the country. Stalin inaugurated a huge portrait of Kamaraj and spoke on the occasion.
“Kamaraj, the ‘King-maker’, is a unique 20th century leader who dedicated his entire life from 14-72 years of his life for politics and for the country. He had headed various protests and had been to prison several times. During his tenure as chief-minister of the State from 1954-1963, Kamaraj showed to others how a chief-minister should function without any bias and excelled as a ‘model chief-minister’ for others to follow.
“Kamaraj is the first chief-minister who fought with the Centre to establish the State’s rights on many issues,” he said and added that he would always consider his good fortune that despite his falling health, Kamaraj conducted his marriage on 20th August, 1975.