The statue of late (DMK) patriarch M Karunanidhi was unveiled at the party headquarters in Chennai by UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, in the presence of DMK chief MK Stalin and a host of Opposition parties’ leaders. The event has been dubbed as an anti-BJP alliance in yet another show of unity ahead of the Lok Sabha elections 2019. Congress President Rahul Gandhi also attended the DMK event. Actor Rajinikanth, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan, Puducherry CM V Narayanswamy and Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu were also present at the ceremony. The statue is located alongside the statue of DMK founder and late chief minister CN Annadurai at the party headquarters here. Karunanidhi, passed away on August 7 this year at the age of 94.