A slipper atop the campaign van in which Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami was travelling while campaigning at Orathanadu on Sunday night caused tension in the area.
The slipper was noticed when the vehicle halted at 9.30 p.m. Police suspect some miscreants placed it on the vehicle when it was in the Thanjavur-Pattukottai convoy route.
‘Friend of farmers’
Earlier, Mr. Palaniswami, while campaigning at Kumbakonam for AIADMK candidate S. Asaithambi in the Mayiladuthurai Parliamentary constituency, said, “Mr. Stalin equated me with earthworm. I accept it. The earthworm is useful to ryots. His statement implies I am a friend of farmers.”
He criticised the DMK president for making “frivolous statements” during the campaign.
Mr. Palaniswami said it was an outcome of “election trauma”.