MGR bust dislodged from pedestal in Thanjavur; one held

The dislodged MGR bust lying near a roadside mobile eatery on the North Street, Thanjavur.
Special Correspondent January 25, 2022 10:47 IST
Updated: January 25, 2022 16:26 IST

It was found near a roadside mobile eatery

Tension prevailed in Thanjavur for sometime on Tuesday after a bust of former Chief Minister M.G. Ramachandran was dislodged from its pedestal on North Street in the town.

According to AIADMK sources, the party’s Karanthattankudi unit secretary, Arivudai Nambi, and fort unit secretary, Punniyamoorthy received information that the cement bust of MGR installed by the party cadre two decades ago was dislodged.

The bust was found near a roadside mobile eatery on the same street.


Subsequently, the AIADMK cadre gathered at the site and placed the bust on the pedestal by placing boulders to support it. A complaint was also lodged with the Thanjavur west police, he said.

Sawmill staff held

The police after going through CCTV camera footages collected from the shops functioning in the area, arrested Antony, employed in a sawmill in the Vadakkuvasal area. In one of the footages, he was seen removing the bust from the pedestal and discarding it on the roadside.

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