OPS hands over marriage assistance to ‘attacker’

The AIADMK loyalist was arrested on charges of trying to assault him at the Tiruchy airport two days ago.

Published: 09th August 2017 01:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th August 2017 07:23 AM   |  A+A-

AIADMK rebel leader O Panneerselvam. | Express Photo Service

By Express News Service

THENI: Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, on Monday, handed over marriage assistance to an AIADMK loyalist, who was arrested on charges of trying to assault him at the Tiruchy airport two days ago.

According to a source, T Cholairajan of Tiruchy, a barber by profession, visited Periyakulam along with his wife Rajeswari, and met OPS at his residence. The couple invited him for their daughter’s marriage. In return, OPS offered wedding materials (Seervarisai) including cot, bureau, bed, fan and household articles to the tune of `1 lakh.

Rajeswari said, “OPS called us to his house and we invited him for our daughter’s marriage.Then, he also gave seervarisai beyond our capacity. We would be very happy if he blessed our daughter.”

Cholairajan, an AIADMK loyalist for the last three decades, created quite a ruffle at the Tiruchy airport after he rushed to meet OPS. But as he approached his leader from the rear, the CRPF personnel providing security for Panneerselvam apprehended him and found that he was carrying a knife.  All of this was reportedly not noticed by Panneerselvam who proceeded for a meeting.

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