Comedian and Star Campaigner for the ruling DMK-led alliance, Vadivelu became the latest victim of a footwear attack during a campaign meeting at Thiruvanaikovil on Thursday.
An angry youth, believed to be a fan of actor and DMDK leader Vijayakanth hurled his footwear towards Vadivelu’s campaign vehicle. Vadivelu narrowly avoided being hit by the footwear and it missed the target. Vadivelu was just about to leave the place after canvassing support for N. Anand, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam candidate for Srirangam when the incident took place.
Soon after the incident, the fan, identified as Masilamani, was immediately apprehended by the police and whisked away even as a group of DMK cadre raised slogans urging action against him.
Embarassed by the incident, Vadivelu cut short his election campaign and left the area.
Earlier, he continued his tirade against Vijayakanth, alleging that the DMDK leader did not even know the symbols of his alliance partners.