Puducherry, Dec 29 : DMK workers were today taken into custody when they staged a sit-in outside a hotel here where DMDK chief Vijayakanth was staying, protesting his alleged remarks against their party supremo and Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa. The workers raised slogans against Vijayakanth and also protested against him for allegedly behaving in an ‘uncivilised’ manner with the media recently. (Read: Jayalalithaa inaugurates new govt buildings across Tamil Nadu) Also Read - Chants of 'Chinnamma' and 500 Kg Garland Welcome Sasikala, Set Political Circles Abuzz

Deputy leader of the party’s legislature wing A.Anbalagan and MLA, Ohm Sakthi Segar, were among those taken into custody, police said. Some DMK workers burnt an effigy of Vijayakanth during the protest. Meanwhile, a group of press persons and lens men staged a protest outside the hotel condemning his behaviour towards the media. Also Read - Sasikala Given Grand Welcome on Return to Tamil Nadu After 4 Years, Says Will Remain in Active Politics

On Sunday, Vijayakanth allegedly behaved in an “uncivilised” manner with a group of scribes at Chennai , when he was asked if the ruling DMK would capture power in the next assembly polls Also Read - After Serving Jail Time & Battling COVID, Sasikala Set to Return to Tamil Nadu on Feb 7. Here's How It Changes Things