“For a normal rain, Chennai is floating. This is evidence to the ‘Dravidian model’ government. AIADMK cadre should extend help to people affected by rain,” EPS added.
The police apprehended that law and order problems may arise and rejected the application on September 2. Despite this, the accused proceeded with the yatra, the prosecution alleged.
In response to a question about the row over Governor RN Ravi withholding bills, Annamalai said Ravi did not give assent to only those bills that hardly affected the administration.
He asked how Hyderabad can be projected as an IT hub when the state attracted less than Rs 5,000 crore investment while Bengaluru attracted Rs 1 lakh crore.
"The BJP objects to the presence of Periyar’s statue with atheistic slogans in front of Ranganathaswamy temple and the words of Periyar inscribed on statue hurt feelings of people, " Annamalai said.
Later in the day, he addressed a meeting at Sivagiri in Erode as part of his padayatra.
She said she had decided to resign from the party with a "heavy heart and disillusionment" and tagged BJP national president J P Nadda and TN chief K Annamalai in her social media post.
On Saturday, police also arrested the party’s sports and skill development cell state president, Amar Prasad Reddy, in connection with the incident.
Commenting on the issue of remission of prisoners' sentences, the minority morcha leader said, "I am against the usage of 'Muslim' prisoners while seeking remission of sentences.
Speaking about the INDIA alliance, Annamalai said they cannot beat the BJP, which will be proved from the results of the upcoming assembly elections.
The remarks made by Annamalai and other leaders in the meeting of the district presidents and senior officers indicate that the BJP is gearing up to face the LS polls by forging alliances.
When a woman journalist asked Annamalai whether he would continue with the BJP were he was not the state president, he asked the reporter to ‘show her face’ and ask the 'right kind of questions.'
Speaking to reporters before leaving for New Delhi, Annamalai said “There is no controversy with the AIADMK and both are working to strengthen their positions.
Bhavani MLA KC Karuppannan said on Friday that the BJP demanded that its state president K Annamalai should be announced as the CM candidate for Tamil Nadu during the 2026 elections.
Hours later, Annamalai also said there was no issue between AIA DMK and BJP and both parties want Narendra Modi to be the PM again.
Jayakumar also termed the BJP as an unwanted baggage for the AIADMK. A long-time AIADMK sympathiser said there could be more than what meets the eye.
AIADMK leader D Jayakumar lashed out at BJP state president K Annamalai, terming him unfit for the post.
Annamalai said he did not speak ill of Annadurai and only referred to a portion of the history. He also said he had high regard for Annadurai and that he just recalled what Muthuramalinga Thevar said.
The NTK leader termed the ‘one nation one election’ policy of the Union government as foolishness.
Uhayanidhi Stalin should have sought advice from senior leaders before making a promise on NEET exemption, he added.