Party Working President and Leader of the Opposition in the state assembly M K Stalin had announced the protest stating that commodities were not properly available in ration shops in the
Rajya Sabha MP and daughter of M Karunanidhi, Kanimozhi, was detained among others including legislators, former ministers and senior leaders from different parts of the state including Chennai, Villupuram, Dindigul and Thiruvannamalai police officials said.
Meanwhile, Stalin charged the state government with non-performance and warned of more protests.
"From ration shops to the state Secretariat, this is a government unable to perform. Therefore, DMK will hold more protests to remove it," he told reporters.
The protests held across the state were to fight against the erratic supply of essential items through public distribution system (PDS).
In reply to Kanimozhi, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edapadi Palaniswami said, "This protest is not necessary. We have ordered 20000 metric tonnes of grains including dal."
(With inputs from PTI and IANS)