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Mayawati, Akash Anand, to visit Chennai today, pay respects to slain leader Armstrong

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Former Uttar Pradesh CM and BSP

Former Uttar Pradesh CM and BSP chief Mayawati leaves for Chennai, to pay her last respects to late BSP Tamil Nadu President K Armstrong. He was hacked to death by a group of unidentified men near his residence in Perambur on Friday evening.

National Coordinator of BSP, Akash Anand is also expected to visit Chennai to pay floral tribute to the late K. Armstrong,

Massive protests erupted in Tamil Nadu against Chief Minister MK Stalin over the murder of BSP state chief K Armstrong. State police under severe pressure after Tamil Nadu BSP chief hacked to death. Police has thus far arrested eight people as suspects.

In a post on social media platform X (formerly twitter), Mayawati said: “Considering the seriousness of this extremely sad and worrying incident, I am planning to go to Chennai tomorrow morning to pay my tributes to Mr. Armstrong, meet his grieving family and console them. I appeal to all to maintain peace and order.”

Calling for immediate action from the Tamil Nadu government, the BSP supremo said: “The brutal murder of a hardworking and dedicated leader of the BSP in Tamil Nadu and the state party unit president Shri K. Armstrong outside his Chennai residence yesterday evening has sent shockwaves across society. The government should immediately take strict/necessary action to prevent such incidents in the future.”

On X, Stalin said, “Bahujan Samaj Party State President Mr. Armstrong's assassination is shocking and deeply saddening. The police arrested those involved in the murder overnight.”