Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state president K Annamalai today (10 November) stated that law and order in the state had gone to the bottom under the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) government, after a petrol bomb was thrown at the Veerabhadra Swamy temple in Chennai.
According to a report by News9Live, the accused was in an inebriated state and was involved in a dispute outside the temple. He then threw a petrol bomb at the temple, saying that he had been praying to the deity for four years but had not got anything.
He has been booked under 5 sections of the Indian Penal Code by the Kothvalchavadi police station, stated the report.
The incident comes days after a petrol bomb was thrown at the Raj Bhavan.
In a post on X (formerly Twitter), Annamalai wrote, "A petrol bomb was thrown at the Bharatiya Janata Party office in Chennai, a petrol bomb was thrown at the Governor’s House, and a petrol bomb was thrown inside the temple today.
"A petrol bomb has been thrown on the statue of Swami inside the sanctum sanctorum of Sri Veerabhadra Swamy Temple, Govindappa Nayakkan Street, Chennai.
"Law and order in Tamil Nadu has gone to the bottom. It is the result of DMK’s failure to control the separatist organizations that talk about pseudo-secularism and semi-atheism has resulted in petrol bombs being thrown inside temples today. The DMK government is fully responsible for this, as it tried to disguise the terror attack as a cylinder blast.”
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