Protester arrested for throwing placard at Amit Shah in Chennai

The Chennai police have arrested a man for throwing a placard at Home Minister Amit Shah while got down from his convoy and walked on GST Road to greet BJP and AIADMK cadre. On Saturday, he got out of his vehicle and walked on the busy GST road outside the Chennai airport to greet supporters.

The Home Minister visited Chennai to inaugurate government projects and hold political talks ahead of the Tamil Nadu Assembly elections 2021.


A video has been surfaced which shows a man standing among a group of supporters on GST road throwing a placard over the barricades placed to control the crowd. The police have booked the man for questioning. The incident has been reported at a time when hashtag #GobackAmitShah has been trending on Twitter, since Friday night.

According to the police, the protestor is 67-year-old Durairaj and he lived in Nanganallur, Chennai.

Two years ago, the prime minister Narendra Modi was greeted in Tamil Nadu by a number of protestors, who carried black flags and carried placards that read, “Go Back Modi.”

Shah will be attending a Tamil Nadu government event later in the day, where he will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone for projects worth over Rs 67,000 crores that include phase II of the Chennai Metro Rail.

The Home Minister is accompanied by BJP National General Secretary and party in-charge of poll-bound Tamil Nadu, CT Ravi, and Murugan, with his security detail in tow. A heavy security cover has been provided to Amit Shah and he will be meeting state BJP functionaries to discuss coming Tamil Nadu elections.