Usually, politicians wait for nothing, especially when they are in power! But the Tamil Nanu Khadi Board minister K. Ramachandran, a special invitee of a cultural programme held in Ooty on Wednesday by a Kerala-based jewellery shop owner, had to wait for 45 minutes for another special guest Namitha’s arrival. Namitha had agreed to dance on the roadside stage at the event.
The programme wasn’t trouble-free, since just minutes after celebrities Namitha and Jayam Ravi left the scene, the police and the Forest Department officials rushed to the spot to conduct a raid, saying that they have received a complaint from animal activists alleging that snakes were brought to the show by the dancers.
The police closed Commercial Road for nearly two hours, but could find nothing. Onlookers said the dancers and public brought nearly half-a-dozen snakes and they disappeared when the officials came. However, B. Bulganin, ranger of the forest protection squad, who led the search operations, said a case against the showroom management has been filed at the Nilgiris North forest division.