Chennai, Nov 28: A group of unidentified miscreants hurled petrol bombs at the South Chennai residence of Tamil Nadu Congress leader and former Union Minister EVKS Elangovan on Friday, Nov 27.
This attack comes after the leader recently tore and removed pro-LTTE posters praising slain LTTE leader V Prabhakaran. Police are investigating the role of pro-Tamil outfits in connection with the attack.
No one was hurt in the attack as the family of the leader was away in Erode when the incident took place and, the bombs fell and exploded in the veranda of the house.
Condemning the attack on the senior Congress leader, Janata Party on Saturday, Nov 28 said that it would stand by Elangovan.
"We condemn it. Janata Party will stand by him and let the pro-LTTE elements in the state be warned," party president Subramanian Swamy.
Elangovan stance against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) is stems from the Sri Lanka-based militant group's involvement in the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
Marking the birth anniversary of the LTTE chief Prabhakaran certain pro-LTTE groups put up posters eulogising him, which prompted the serious response from Elangovan.