Chennai: DMDK, the main opposition party in Tamil Nadu Assembly, on Sunday expressed concern over 'deterioration' of law and order in the state following Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's conviction in an illegal assets case and urged Governor K Rosiah to 'restore the rule of law.'
DMDK founder and Leader of the Opposition in the Assembly Vijayakant met the Governor and presented a memorandum to him in this regard.
In the memorandum, Vijayakant, an ally of NDA, expressed concern over the law and order situation and referred to "visible reports" of AIADMK supporters "indulging in violence," targeting opposition leaders and their residences besides damaging public property.
Stating that there was a 'lurking fear' in the minds of people, he said, "We request your Excellency to instill confidence in the hearts of the people and restore the rule of law. We are sure that you will intervene and ensure the peaceful atmosphere in Tamil Nadu immediately," he said.
Later he told reporters that he sought protection for leaders of opposition parties.
On Saturday, AIADMK workers indulged in stone-pelting and torched buses at several places in the state following the conviction of Jayalalithaa in the Rs 66.65 crore disproportionate assets case by a Bangalore special court.