Stalin's proposal of Rahul Gandhi as the PM candidate, however, caught many in the Opposition by surprise last December. Sources said that other parties, such as the SP, BSP, TMC and NCP, harbour reservations over declaring the candidature for the top spot so early on.
Police said the arrested men, Muthuraman and Francis, were drunk. A senior officer said the incident was reported after 9 pm. While Muthuraman is a BJP worker, his friend Francis belongs to a Communist party.
Stalin said the DMK always stands for freedom of speech and creative expression after BJP leaders objected to scenes in 'Mersal' for its 'false criticism' of the Centre's GST and Digital India initiatives