Video: BJP member slaps farmer leader for distributing pamphlets criticising Centre

The incident took place outside the premises of Sri Subramania Swamy Temple in Chennai.

Video: BJP member slaps farmer leader for distributing pamphlets criticising Centre

CHENNAI: A heated argument ensued between the District Secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) women's wing Nellaiyammal and Tamil Nadu farmer leader P Ayyakannu in Chennai on Thursday. The BJP worker got angry after the farmer leader was allegedly distributing pamphlets criticising the Central government. 

Enraged on seeing the protest, Nellaiyammal slapped Ayyakannu and also showed him her slipper. The incident took place outside the premises of Sri Subramania Swamy Temple in Chennai.

Following the incident, tension prevailed for a while at the temple premises.

Ayyakannu along with a group of other farmers is on a 100-day rally to bring to notice the issues faced by the farmers. He reportedly began his march from Kanniyakumari last week. During his rally, he has been meeting the public and distributing pamphlets related to the demands of the farmers. These demands include waiver for crop loans, better price for agriculture produce, pension for elderly farmers.

When these farmers approached the Tiruchendur temple area, Nellaiyammal rushed to the spot where the group had gathered and protested against the farmers distributing pamphlets. 

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