Cong workers protest after Rajiv Gandhi statue vandalised in TN

Coimbatore: Tension prevailed at Tirumuruganpoondi in nearby Tirupur district, where a statue of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was found vandalised in the early hours of Wednesday, drawing the ire of Congress workers.

Protesting the incident, about 60 Congress workers came out onto the streets and staged a demonstration, condemning it.

 Cong workers protest after Rajiv Gandhi statue vandalised in TN

A file photo of a Rajiv Gandhi statue. AFP

All of them were arrested, police said.

A letter purportedly written by a pro-Tamil outfit, was said to be recovered from the spot, which asked the UPA government not to participate in the CHOGM scheduled in Sri Lanka later this month, sources said.

PTI

Updated Date: Nov 06, 2013 14:43:06 IST