MDMK chief VaikoReuters/Roy Madhur

Vaiko, the leader of Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK), on Saturday sang the controversial song by folk singer S Kovan slamming the Tamil Nadu government's move to arrest the activist.

The folk singer, who is a member of the Makkal Kalai Ilakkiya Kazhagam, was arrested on Friday for criticising the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in the lyrics of the viral song.

Kovan was booked under IPC Sections 124 A (sedition), 153 (wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot) and 505 part 1 b & c (for publishing and circulating statement with intent to cause fear or alarm to the public and incite them to commit offence against the state).

The MDMK supremo even dared Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa to impose National Security Act and arrest him.

In 2008, Vaiko and another MDMK leader M Kannappan had been arrested for sedition for openly supporting the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).