Thanjavur : On Tuesday, a statue of Late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MG Ramachandran was vandalised, prompting the opposition AIADMK to vehemently denounce the crime and seek for action against the "anti-social elements" who perpetrated the vandalism.
The AIADMK strongly reacted to the incident, accusing the role of anti-social elements behind the damage to the party founder's bust.Tension escalated in Thanjavur after a bust of former Chief Minister M.G. Ramachandran was knocked from its pedestal on the town's North Street.According to AIADMK sources, the party's Karanthattankudi unit secretary, Arivudai Nambi, and fort unit secretary, Punniyamoorthy, received word that the cement bust of MGR, which had been placed by party cadre two decades ago, had been dislodged.
On the same street, the bust was discovered beside a roadside mobile diner.Following that, the AIADMK cadre met at the spot and installed the bust on the pedestal, which was supported by boulders. According to him, a complaint was also filed with the Thanjavur west police.