DMK youth wing secretary Udhayanidhi Stalin was arrested right here on the second day of his occasion’s 75-day marketing campaign forward of the Tamil Nadu meeting elections due early subsequent yr. He was arrested at Akkaraipettai, a fishing hamlet in Nagapattinam, police stated.
Udhayanidhi visited the village and interacted with the fishermen on account of the World Fisheries Day. Earlier within the day, accompanied by former Tamil Nadu ministers KN Nehru, U Mathivanan, MRK Panneerselvam and others, Udhayanidhi undertook a ship journey within the sea with the fishermen.
When he returned to the shore, a police crew led by Nagapattinam Extra Superintendent of Police arrested Udhayanidhi for allegedly violating social distancing norms of the COVID-19 pandemic and for finishing up the marketing campaign with out permission.
He was taken to a neighborhood marriage corridor. Udhayanidhi, son of DMK president M Okay Stalin, had launched the occasion’s marketing campaign from Tirukkuvalai close to right here, the delivery place of late occasion chief M Karunanidhi, yesterday.
He stated he launched into the marketing campaign to take the message of his father Stalin to varied components of the state to finish the “darkness that has engulfed Tamil Nadu.”
Quickly after kickstarting the programme, the actor- politician was briefly detained alongside together with his supporters on this district for allegedly violating COVID-19 norms, sparking protests in several components of the state by DMK activists.
Chatting with reporters at Akkaraipettai, Udhayanidhi claimed the AIADMK was fearful in regards to the public help for the DMK and therefore it was attempting to stop the DMK from launching the marketing campaign.
In the meantime, Udhayanidhi’s arrest sparked street blockades by DMK cadre at varied locations in Nagapattinam district.