A section of Congressmen on Wednesday proclaimed Union Shipping Minister G K Vasan as the heir to the legacy of former Chief Minister K Kamaraj, at a government function to rename Ennore Port as Kamaraj Port here.
At the function, Congress leaders from across the state were invited to share the dais with Vasan, while the port officials sat along the audience.
There was some commotion as many Congressmen seeking attention wanted to share the limelight and rushed to the dais.
The Congressmen, who spoke at the function vowed to revive the legacy of Kamraj. They also heaped praises on Vasan and called him the heir to carry forward the legacy of Kamaraj.
Former MLA Vasanth Kumar while highlighting the role of Kamaraj, wanted Vasan to lead the Congress party. Congress sitting MLA Vijayadharani while taking credit for the mid-day meal scheme, wanted Vasan to revive the legacy of Kamaraj in the state.
Earlier, the minister hailed the decision to rename the port after K Kamaraj and said the name was changed after getting representations from various organizations.
He also stated that Kamaraj port would be entering into a concession pact with Adani Ports and SEZ Limited for development of container terminal at an estimated cost of Rs 1,270 crore.