Kovan, the folk-artiste from the Makkal Kalai Ilakkiya Kazhagam (MKIK) who was arrested on charges of sedition for singing songs criticizing the state government for TASMAC shops was given conditional bail by the Principal Sessions Judge on Monday.
He was released from the Puzhal Central jail on Tuesday.
The Madras High Court had given an interim stay on the two-day police custody of Kovan, which was earlier allowed by a lower court.
Kovan was arrested from Tiruchy on October 30 by Chennai police.
Before addressing the media, he sang a song on the state of affairs in Tamil Nadu outside the Puzhal jail.
In his song, he says that sewage water is inside homes due to the rains, TN has become a dead body and the government is not able to do anything about it, there is no one to blame. But that there is no shortage of 'photos of her on the streets under the Amma government, he adds.
He also says "during Diwali sales of liquor, it is a Rs 100cr, for usurping a theatre-complex it is Rs 1000 crs".
Later speaking to the media, Kovan said that his arrest was illegal. "I am not disappointed that I was arrested, but that the government had proved yet again that they will not stop the alcoholism in the state," he said, adding that they will continue their protest.
You can listen to the song and his media address here