Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam leader and the party’s youth wing secretary Udhayanidhi Stalin was on Friday arrested after he launched his party’s election campaign ahead of Assembly polls scheduled for next year in Tamil Nadu, The Indian Express reported. He was released an hour later. The youth leader is the son of DMK chief MK Stalin.
The Thirukkuvalai Police said Udhayanidhi Stalin was arrested along with party cadres for violating Covid-19 norms as he did not seek permission to hold the meeting.
Udhayanidhi Stalin was in Thirukkuvalai, the birthplace of his grandfather and former Chief Minister M Karunanidhi, in Nagapattinam district to launch the party poll campaign “Vidiyalai Noki Stalin Kural”, which translates to “Stalin’s voice will dawn”. The campaign, which will cover 243 Assembly constituencies and scheduled for 75 days, is focused on the alleged administrative lapses of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam government in the state.