On Sunday, 27 January, A Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) functionary from Nagapattinam in Tamil Nadu has been arrested for uploading a defamatory post about Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Sathiyaraj Balu posted a picture on Facebook which shows PM Narendra Modi dressed as a beggar, carrying a bowl. The caption read, Modi arrives to Madurai. He posted this picture just ahead of Modi’s visit to Madurai.
The Hindu Makkal Katchi and BJP brought this to the notice of the police and lodged a complaint demanding action.
Balu has been arrested under IPC section 504 and 505 (2).
On Sunday Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for an All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and also inaugurated the super speciality blocks of Rajaji Medical College (Madurai), Thanjavur Medical College and Tirunelveli Medical College.