Karunanidhi and reforms

Landmark reforms

Print edition : August 31, 2018

June 1970: A.N. Sattanathan handing over the report of the First Tamil Nadu Backward Classes Commission to Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi in the presence of Minister of Labour and Backward Classes N.V. Natarajan. Photo: The Hindu Archives

JANUARY 19, 1973: Chief Minister Karunanidhi with the Union Ministers C. Subramaniam and K.L. Rao at the National Development Council meeting held in New Delhi. Tamil Nadu Industries Minister S. Madhavan is also in the picture. Photo: The Hindu Archives

January 14, 2008: At a function to distribute free bicycles to schoolchildren at the State Secretariat in Chennai. Minister for Backward Classes Welfare K.K.S.S.R. Ramachandran and Chief Secretary L.K. Tripathy are also present. Photo: R. Ragu

Throughout his 19 years as Chief Minister, Karunanidhi championed a slew of laws in areas ranging from education to healthcare to reservation to industry.
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