Saffron cloth on MGR's statue - ADMK MLAs held protest! Here's what happened

The ADMK MLAs of Puducherry went outraged on Thursday after spotting a saffron cloth draped on the statue of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and ADMK founder MG Ramachandran. The MLAs of the Tamil Nadu ruling party had held protests against the act amid the lockdown with the demand of detaining the responsible people behind the act.

The ADMK legislators Vayyapuri Manikandan and Anbazhagan had led the protests which further stirred the rest of the party members and they conducted a sit-down protest near the statue and urged the concerned police department to identify and take action against the responsible people. The wave of protests was also seen in Tamil Nadu where the party members had condemned the act. 

The incident has happened in Villianur in Puducherry and upon the investigation, the police department has ruled out the involvement of any cause intended to create any untoward incident. According to the reports, the police department had investigated the act through the CCTV footage recorded near the statue following which it came to the revelation that the person who draped the shawl on the statue of former Chief Minister was a woman. 

Later, the police identified her and found that she has been suffering from intellectual disability. Her husband had died recently and he was a loyalist of ADMK party and he had given her the saffron shawl. After he passed away, she had draped the shawl on the statue to show her respect for the ADMK founder. 

Earlier on Thursday, after learning that the saffron cloth was draped on the statue, Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister Panneerselvam took to Twitter and condemned the act and urged the Puducherry government to take stern action against the miscreants. 

The incident has happened days after similar events occurred in Tamil Nadu where the members of the pro-Hindu outfits had attempted to saffronize the statue of Dravidian Stalwart Thanthai Periyar as the sequel of the controversy lit up Karuppar Koottam Youtube channel after it released a video of what was claimed as the derogatory and demeaning statements against Lord Murugan and Hindu Devotional Song 'Kandha Sashti Kavacham'.

The Periyar statues in Coimbatore and Erode districts were attempted to dishonor and the police department had detained the miscreants and booked a case under the grounds of provocation to cause a riot, promoting enmity between groups and insult with the intent to provoke breach of peace.