Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and his deputy O Panneerselvam among several dignitaries observed Muthuramalingam Guru Pooja in Pasumpon village on Friday. Leaders of the opposition also paid tributes to freedom fighter Muthuramalingam Thevar on his birth anniversary, marked as Guru Pooja.
More than 8,000 police personnel were deployed at the village on the occasion. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, people from other states, however, were not permitted in the village.
Earlier the leaders also paid respects to the Thevar statue in Goripalayam, Madurai. Opposition leader MK Stalin also garlanded the statue, on October 30, Friday on the occasion of Thevar Jeyanthi.
Meanwhile, Edappadi K Palaniswami and leader of opposition M K Stalin took the same private air carrier from Chennai to Madurai, to attend the Thevar Jeyanthi celebrations.
Where as in Pasumpon, only local residents were allowed with COVID protocols like wearing face masks and temperature checks.
(with inputs from ANI)