In another political tension incident, the public meeting of Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM)was halted on Thursday after two unidentified people allegedly hurled eggs and stones at the dais. Former actor, Kamal Haasan is the founder of MNM.

In another report, the police in Coimbatore district denied permission for the actor and politician to carry forward their campaign for the Sulur bypoll on Friday.

According to police reports, no one was injured in the incident at Aravakurichi which happened when Haasan was getting off the stage after completing his address. He was escorted to safety.

The party workers roughed up the two people who were suspected to have hurled stones and eggs before police rescued them and took them away for questioning. The workers staged a protest but the police officials held talks with them.

A day earlier, footwear was hurled towards a vehicle from which Haasan was addressing an election meeting in the Tirupparankundram Assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday evening.

Haasan provoked controversy this week with his comment that "free India's first extremist was a Hindu", a reference to Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse. The Police have said that permission has not been granted for Haasan to undertake the bypoll campaign in Sulur in Coimbatore in the context of the ongoing controversy.