AIADMK MLA hate speech goes viral

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Actor-turned-politician Karunas had been booked by the Chennai city police for a controversial speech he made in Chennai, which has now gone viral on social media.

In a 47-minute long speech at Valluvar Kottam in Chennai, Karunas had made controversial remarks about Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam.

Karunas had named Palaniswami and Panneerselvam in his speech. The actor-politician claimed that though he belonged to the ‘Thevar’ community, his loyalties stood with the Sasikala camp but many ‘disloyal’ members of his community had flocked to the EPS camp, referring to OPS.

The Egmore Magistrate court on Wednesday denied police custody for Karunas, who was arrested on Sunday morning for a provocative speech he made against the CM. The court denied the police’s demand for a seven-day custodial interrogation and dismissed the plea.

Edited by Rahul Aripaka