Pedda Jeeyar Swamiji (who was not a Jeeyar then, and known by name Srimannarayana) wanted to protest against the act of E.V.Ramasamy
The Tamil communities at that time did not understand Swamijis mission and intention. So they remained neutral. The great scholar Prathivadhi Bhayankaram Annangaracharya too felt that, Pedda Jeeyar Swamy as a Telugu person and as less known person (at that time) , may not be able to counter the tamil native Ramaswamy who held a strong influence in the province. And hence Annagaracharya too, could not approve of Pedda Jeeyar Swamy’s ways and intentions.
Swamiji gathered 300 supporters from Andhra and chanted Ramayana walking along the same streets. They had to spend nights on pavements of roads. After successfully chanting Ramayana for three days, Tamilians and Telugu speaking communities in Tamil Nadu began to give their support, offered them shelter and joined Him.