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PM’s visit: Vijaykant, DMDK cadres held in TN

Last Updated: Monday, December 26, 2011 - 13:05

Chennai: DMDK founder Vijaykant and over
200 of his party workers were arrested on Monday after they tried
to stage a black flag demonstration against Prime Minister
Mamnohan Singh over the Mullaperiyar Dam issue.

Vijaykant and his party workers were arrested at Saidapet
area in the city, the route taken by Singh this morning to
attend a function at Madras University, police said.

The Prime Minister had arrived here last evening and
stayed overnight at the Raj Bhavan. He attended a function at
Madras University today to celebrate the 125th birth
anniversary of mathematics wizard Srinivasa Ramanujan.

Earlier, Greater Chennai Police Commissioner J K Tripathy
had warned that those staging black flag demonstrations would
be arrested.


First Published: Monday, December 26, 2011 - 13:05
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