Tamil Nadu: 91 TPDK workers arrested for protesting against Rahul

  • PTI, Coimbatore
  • Updated: May 07, 2016 19:22 IST
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi addresses an election rally ahead of Tamil Nadu legislative assembly elections at Umatchikulam, Madurai. (PTI File Photo)

Members of Thanthai Periyar Dravidar Kazhakam (TPDK) were arrested in Coimbatore on Saturday when they staged a black flag demonstration against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over Sri Lankan Tamils’ issue, hours before he was going to address an election rally.

91 TPDK workers, including 15 women, assembled near the city bus stand and protested against the “failure” of the previous Congress-led UPA government to safeguard Sri Lankan Tamils during the war against Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in 2009, police said.

The party vice-president is scheduled to address an election rally in Coimbatore with DMK MP, Kanimozhi, on Saturday evening.

Led by TPDK general secretary, K Ramakrishnan, the activists raised slogans against Congress, accusing it of having remained “a mute spectator” when thousands of Tamils were killed in the guise of eliminating the LTTE.

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