The success of Vel Yatra forced DMK chief Stalin to carry a Vel in his hand, president of Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Tamil Nadu unit Murugan said on Sunday.
The State police on Wednesday informed the Madras High Court that cases were registered against 135 people for the Vel Yatra, organised by the BJP State unit.
However, BJP cadre from Tenkasi could not make it to the final event as they were arrested by the district police at different places.
After visiting all six major temples of Lord Murugan on December 4, the Yatra will conclude in Tiruchendur on December 5, Murugan said.
Former IPS officer and State Deputy President Annamalai said Coimbatore would be the fort of BJP in 2021 Assembly election.
A tanker lorry brushed the side of her vehicle near Ayyanar Koil on the Chennai - Tiruchy Highroad.
The party claims to have already collected 16 lakh signatures from TN farmers against the laws and plans to begin its rally on November 22 with a state-conference in Coimbatore.
While Chengalpattu SP D Kannan visited the accident spot, the Madurantakam police have detained the truck driver for further inquiry.
Murugan accused DMK chief MK Stalin of failing to condemn Karuppar Koottam and VCK leader Thol. Thirumavalavan for remarks that the saffron party claimed were “anti-Hindu”.
A large number of party men also were held by the police for taking out the yatra, for which, state government has already denied permission.
Ever since the Karuppar Koottam issue cropped up, there has been a war of words between the BJP and AIADMK, which has gained momentum since November 6, the day the BJP began the Vel Yatra
It was a courtesy call, says BJP chief; no hurdle can stop our yatra, he tells media