Tamil writer Nellai Kannan was arrested from Perambalur on Wednesday in Tamil Nadu. This action has taken place due to the statement made against him to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah. On 29 December, he made this statement during the protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act by the Social Democratic Party of India, which had also registered an FIR against him earlier.
A few hours before the author's arrest, senior BJP leaders sat on a dharna near Gandhi's statue on Marina Beach. All of them raised the demand for immediate arrest of Kannan. The four leaders who led this demonstration of the BJP include Pon Radhakrishnan, CP Radhakrishnan, L Ganesan and H Raja.
In fact, at the event organized by SDPI on Saturday, the Tamil writer had said that he was surprised as to why the Muslims have not yet murdered Modi and Shah. Nellai said, “Shah's mind is behind Modi. And, both of these should be abolished. But it has not happened yet. “
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Not only this, he also made critical statements against Tamil Nadu's current CM K. Palanisamy, Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam and others. At the same time, the BJP claimed that Nellai's statements were intended to incite violence against the PM and the Home Minister.
According to the information, more than 15 cases have been registered against the Tamil writer and the police has lodged a separate FIR in this case under three sections of the Indian Penal Code. After the arrest, BJP national secretary H Raja gave his opinion on the issue in a series of tweets. He thanked all the BJP cadres who had made online complaints against Kannan to the police.
The king further thanked those who performed (against the author) on Marina Beach. Raja said in his tweet that Kannan wants the PM and Home Minister to be killed.