The convoys of Tamil Nadu Minister SP Velumani and Speaker Dhanapal met with an accident while they were on their way to Dharapuram.

The damages to the convoy of Tamil Nadu Minister Velumani and Speaker Dhanapal in an accident at Dharapuram
news 2021 Tamil Nadu Assembly Election Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 12:43

Two cars that were part of the convoys of Tamil Nadu Minister SP Velumani and Speaker Dhanapal met with an accident on Tuesday while the two were on their way to attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s election rally scheduled to be held on Tuesday afternoon at Dharapuram. According to reports, two cars part of the security convoys of the two leaders met with an accident. Both the Minister and the Speaker have escaped unhurt.

The visuals from the accident spot suggest the two cars collided with a great impact. The windshield of the car that belonged to Speaker Dhanapal, which had an image of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, had developed a large crack and the front bumper also suffered substantial damage. A crane had to be called in to pull the Speaker’s car. Another visual showed that the front and the rear bumper of SP Velumani’s car was severely damaged as well. The front bumper as well as some parts of the car were seen lying on the road. 

The convoys of the Minister and Speaker collided into each other while the cars were  crossing Kuppanna Kovil at Dharapuram. In the impact, two security personnel sustained minor injuries and visuals show that both the cars were damaged on both ends. It is not clear yet how the accident took place. The Minister and Speaker escaped unhurt and they left for the spot in separate vehicles. See visuals from the spot:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who reached Kerala on Tuesday morning, is expected to reach Dharapuram after 12.45 pm and campaign for the NDA candidates, especially BJP’s Dharapuram candidate L Murugan, who is also the state unit president of BJP. After the meeting, the Prime Minister will be leaving to Puducherry for a rally at AFT Thidal. Tamil Nadu goes to polls in a single phase on April 6. Results will be announced on May 2.

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