This is Raja's first visit to his home state in over 15 months. He was arrested on Feb 1, 2011, and released on bail May 15.
Hundreds of DMK workers gathered at Chennai airport and milled around Raja as soon as he came out of the airport. They shouted slogans greeting Raja and beat drums. A smiling Raja, DMK's propaganda secretary, waved his hands to his supporters.
Many party cadres wore T-shirts with Raja's picture on them.
Image: DMK MP and former Telecom Minister A Raja seeks blessings from DMK chief M Karunanidhi at party headquarters in Chennai on Friday.