Not thalaivaa, only saliva: Vijayakanth spits at journalists; AIADMK lawyer files complaint for insulting Jaya

Chennai: Hours after DMDK chief Vijayakanth on Sunday spat at journalists and dared them to ask the ruling AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa similar questions about the upcoming assembly elections, an AIADMK lawyer has filed a complaint against Vijayakanth for insulting Jayalalithaa.

DMDK leader Vijayakanth. Screengrab from YouTube

DMDK leader Vijayakanth. Screengrab from YouTube

The Times of India reports that P V Selvakumar filed a complaint against Vijayakanth at the Esplanade Police station.

Taking questions about the upcoming state elections, Vijayakanth dares the journalists to ask Jayalalithaa the same questions or any question at all. "I'm standing here chatting you all up and I'm being nice but how about trying to approach her? You're all scared," he spits.

"All I have to say about the AIADMK is that I don't like them one bit," Vijayakanth says.

"Does anyone of you dare ask her to organize a press meet? If your owner asks you to do it, you may, otherwise, you won't even go miles near her."

The DMDK chief is playing his cards carefully before BJP president Amit Shah's visit to Tamil Nadu scheduled for January. Vijayakanth is not committing himself to any tie-up with the BJP just yet.

Chennai Press Club has condemned Vijayakanth for this alleged misbehaviour with journalists and has asked him to openly apologise for "continuously" behaving in an "uncivilised" manner with them.

DMK on Congress

As political news warms up months before the state elections, DMK president M.Karunanidhi on Monday said his party will not keep out the Congress while inviting other political parties for forming a coalition to fight the Tamil Nadu assembly elections.

Responding to a reporter's question whether he would also invite Congress as he had invited DMDK to form an alliance, Karunanidhi said: "When inviting parties for a coalition we will not keep out Congress."

The DMK did not align with the Congress while fighting the 2014 general elections charging later of being anti-Sri Lankan Tamil.

The DMK walked out of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, expressing its dissatisfaction at the way it was handling the Sri Lankan Tamils issue.

With Agencies

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Updated Date: Dec 29, 2015 02:40:53 IST

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