DMDK leader Vijaykant assaults party candidate

Actor-politician Vijayakant, whose party DMDK is a constituent of the AIADMK-led alliance, has stirred up a controversy after allegedly assaulting his party candidate in full public view during his election campaign.

Updated: Mar 31, 2011, 19:37 PM IST

Chennai: Actor-politician Vijayakant, whose
party DMDK is a constituent of the AIADMK-led alliance, has
stirred up a controversy after allegedly assaulting his party
candidate in full public view during his election campaign.

The leader, contesting from Rishivanthiyam constituency,
assaulted his Dharmapuri candidate Bhaskar when the latter
tried to correct Vijaykant after he misspelt his name, reports
reaching here said.

The incident occurred in full public glare as Vijayakant
was canvassing votes from an open vehicle.

Meanwhile, DMK criticised Vijayakant for his act, which has
reportedly sent shock waves among his party workers.

DMK Treasurer and Deputy Chief Minister M K Stalin took a
dig at Vijaykant, saying those accompanying him during
campaigning should wear helmets.

Meanwhile, Vijaykant today created further controversy
when he asked AIADMK cadres to lower party flags during his
campaign at Ariyalur district.

PTI