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Tirunelveli: MDMK, BJP cadre clash ahead of PM Modi visit

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | M ARULOLI
Published Mar 2, 2019, 2:43 am IST
Updated Mar 2, 2019, 3:34 am IST
On information about the protest, a group of BJP cadres rushed to the place, but security personnel at the venue blocked them.
MDMK chief Vaiko.
 MDMK chief Vaiko.

Tirunelveli: Two BJP workers were injured in a clash between MDMK and BJP cadres at a black flag protest staged by MDMK party workers, led by party leader Vaiko, at Kavalkinaru, bordering Kanyakumari district, in Tirunelveli.

Vaiko was given permission to stage the protest at Aralwaimozhi against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, visiting Kanyakumari on Monday. But, he was blocked at Kavalkinaru, where he staged the protest along with 200 of his party cadres.

 

On information about the protest, a group of BJP cadres rushed to the place, but security personnel at the venue blocked them.

Yet unexpectedly, four of the BJP men sneaked into the MDMK protest and pelted stones on Vaiko, who was addressing party cadre standing in a campaign van. However, none was injured. In response, MDMK men chased the BJP supporters and began retaliatory strike, in which two BJP men were reported to have sustained minor injuries.

To bring the situation under control, police arrested Vaiko and his supporters, numbering around 240.

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