Actor and DMK Union minister D Napoleon’s car was targeted allegedly by the All India Anna Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (AIADMK) activists near Madurai Airport on Monday afternoon.
Reports suggest stones were thrown at the minister Napolean’s car and he managed to escape without serious injury and has been taken away in another car.
The incident took place near the site of a rally by AIADMK leader Jayalalithaa.
Earlier Jayalalithaa had received numerous anonymous threat letters, phone calls and messages warning her to stay away from Madurai, but Jayalalithaa has chosen to ignore the threats and this rally is seen as a show of strength by the AIADMK chief in Madurai which is now a DMK stronghold.
In her almost 90-minute speech, she targeted Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers, M K Alagiri, who is Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi’s son. Referring to the alleged death threats, she has been receiving ever since her recent successful rally in Trichy, she said if anyone wanted to kill her, she would gladly die in front of her party men at the rally