Chandrababu gave an inspirational speech at the event in which statue of late DMK founder, Karunanidhi was unveiled. Recalling his association with the great leader, he said that Karunanidhi had been an inspiration for all. He had supported federal principles, he said. He described how the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government at the Centre had destroyed all institutions and accused it of remote controlling Tamil Nadu government, through the Governor. He said that DMK has a bright future and will come back to power, with Congress support.