The police are also interrogating a mentally challenged woman who claims she had put the orange shawl on the statue to honour MGR as she is fond of the leader.
Loose talk by a few DMK leaders also helped the BJP in its campaign. One such statement by the party spokesperson RS Bharathi, for which he has apologised, nearly landed him in prison.
As the nine-time general secretary of the party, Kalyanasundaram Anbazhagan was a witness to the ups and downs of the DMK as well as the political history of the State for over seven decades.
His role in strengthening areas of mutual cooperation and narrowing down the differences between Kerala and Tamil Nadu deserves special mention, said CM Pinarayi.