With the PMK, DMDK and a few minor parties ready to join the alliance, EPS would actually be leading a muscular front that cannot be discounted easily in spite of the anti-incumbency of the central and state governments.
The police have so far arrested four activists of “Karuppar Kootam”, a rationalist group, after they had posted videos on their Youtube channel that had denigrated the song that seeks the protection of Murugan’s golden spear to various body parts of humans.
Kamal Haasan assured the public that all the winners in the Lok Sabha elections would deliver and fulfil the promises they had made during the regime, adding that they would be removed if proved otherwise.
DMK chief MK Stalin, meanwhile, in a tweet said he too would say that "Down with BJP's fascist regime", and asked how many people would the government be able to arrest. He said the student must be released forthwith.