No shortcut for success in politics, states President
President Pranab Mukherjee said there is no shortcut for success in politics other than total dedication to the service of the nation and the people.
Mukherjee was addressing a public meeting organised in connection with unveiling of a life-size statue of former Kerala Chief Minister and Congress leader late K Karunakaran.
The President said the former Congress leader was a combination of a good administrator and successful politician.
"Karunakaran's contribution in making the state a modern one was not less and he also made his mark with his presence both in politics and legislative bodies, both as Opposition leader and Chief Minister," the President said.
Mukherjee also recalled the days he had spent with him in the Congress Working Committee under the leadership of Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, P V Narasima Rao and Sonia Gandhi.
Earlier, the President unveiled the statue at Kannakakunu Palace compound in the heart of the city and paid floral tribute to the 'leader', as Karunakaran was called.