Tamil Orator Nellai Kannan arrested over 'provocative speech' against PM Modi, Amit Shah (Photo Credit: Representative image)
The Tamil Nadu Police arrested orator Nellai Kannan after BJP cadres, led by senior state party leaders, staged a protest demonstration in Chennai on Wednesday, demanding his arrest for his 'provocative' remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah.
The protesters, including BJP National Secretary H Raja, raised slogans against Nellai Kannan for his alleged remarks, and they were detained by police.
The demonstration was held near Gandhi statue point on the Marina beach front and the protesters were taken away to a marriage hall at nearby Mylapore and detained there.
Later, they were allowed to leave and the BJP said the next course of action to seek Kannan's arrest would be decided by the State leadership.
The police said they had not permitted anyone to stage a protest on or around Marina beach and hence it was a violation and a case would be registered against the protesters.
Former Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan and other senior leaders, including L Ganesan and C P Radhakrishnan, took part. Kannan landed in trouble after a video of his purported speech at a meeting against the Citizenship Amendment Act, held by the Social Democratic Party of India on Saturday at Tirunelveli, went viral on social media and the BJP lodged a police complaint seeking his arrest and prosecution.